Personal injury solicitor John is based out of Thompsons Solicitors’ Leeds office and covers cases across Yorkshire and the Humber.

With more than 30 years experience, John handles a variety of claims including those involving accidents at work, road accidents and occupiers liability.

Highly skilled and personable, John ensures clients receive clear and concise advice that enables them to make informed decisions about their claims.

John has a particular interest in accident at work and industrial disease claims and has a successful track record of litigating in these areas.

Focusing on providing excellent customer service at all times, John is proud to work at a firm that values his experience.

Outside of work, John enjoys cycling, gardening and playing the saxophone. 


Industrial disease claim: John’s client was exposed to vibrating tools while working for Severfield Reeve Structures at Dalton Airfield, Thirsk. The 53-year-old first started showing mild symptoms of hard arm vibration syndrome in 2006 but wasn't diagnosed until 2007. After he was diagnosed he contacted his trade union, the GMB, which instructed Thompsons Solicitors to investigate a claim for compensation. John secured £18,000 for his client after Severfield Reeve Structures admitted liability.

Accident at work claim: John’s client was a school caretaker who damaged his knee after falling from a ladder at work. The caretaker, who worked in Leeds, was attempting to unlock a toilet cubicle door when the ladder he was using slipped on shiny quarry tiles because the non-slip caps to stop the bottom feet of the ladder from slipping were missing. The caretaker had to have two operations to repair a torn ligament and now has a prominent scar on the front of his knee. The injury also put him at risk of knee-replacement surgery in the future. After initiating proceedings, John secured £30,000 in compensation for his client. 


John is a Law Society Panel member.


John’s former client said: “Thank you so much for your clear advocacy in this final stage. It is with great relief that this case is now closed.”

Another of John’s former clients said: “All the best in your life and I am grateful there are solicitors like you representing individuals not just cases.”