Neil Lorimer | Partner & Head of Personal Injury | Lanyon Bowdler Neil Lorimer | Partner & Head of Personal Injury | Lanyon Bowdler
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Neil Lorimer

Partner - Head of Personal Injury Team


Neil's Teams

Personal Injury


Profile/Experience

Neil is a partner and head of the personal injury department and senior solicitor in the clinical negligence department. He is on the Law Society's Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Panels and is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). He is also an APIL Accredited Clinical Negligence Specialist, and APIL Accredited Brain Injury Specialist. Neil is a member of Headway - the brain injury association Personal Injury Solicitors List.

He has specialised in representing Claimants in respect of personal injury and clinical negligence claims for many years. Neil joined the practice in 1987. He has acted for a large number of Claimants who have suffered serious multiple injuries including acquired brain injury, spinal injury and amputees, subjects in which he has a special interest.

He was named Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year (Claimant), in the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2009. "This is a fantastic achievement and demonstrates the superb reputation Neil has within the industry", the Judges commented.

"He is known for his excellent command of the law and a meticulous, thoughtful approach, he has an intimidating reputation as an astute tactician. He is respected by his colleagues and highly regarded by his clients. He is also known for his professional competence as well as being a down to earth, likeable person."

Above photo is of Neil collecting his award from Paul Shenton and Sean Lock.

Neil was also shortlisted for Private Client Solicitor of the Year in the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2010.

Neil has acted for clients injured in France, Netherlands, USA, Croatia, Falklands, and India amongst others in addition to his UK practice, Neil is a member of the Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers.

He has much experience of assisting clients with accessing funds to pay for care and case management, therapy, special equipment, transport, bungalows and replace lost income. This is often carried out under the Personal Injury Rehabilitation Code.

Neil has conducted several cases, where compensation in excess of £5 million has been recovered. He has extensive experience of obtaining large awards of compensation through negotiation, Court or mediation. He has acted in many Fatal Accident cases including helping bereaved families with Coroner's Inquests. Neil also has a wide knowledge of experienced and specialist expert witnesses and barristers.

Click here to see a selection of Neil's reported and notable cases.

Legal 500 & Chambers UK Recommendations

The personal injury team is recognised by the 2019 edition of The Legal 500, as a tier one firm in the West Midlands. Neil is recognised as a Leading Individual and the directory states he 'has excellent knowledge of personal injury, particularly brain injuries'. 

The 2019 edition of Chambers UK recognises Neil at Band 1 and states: Neil Lorimer has an extensive personal injury practice, representing claimants in regard to brain injury, amputation and fatal accident cases, among others. An interviewee comments: "He is an absolutely brilliant personal injury solicitor with the most phenomenal attention to detail."

Client Testimonials

Everyone was kind and understanding, she was brilliant - explained every part of the procedure. Totally recommend Lanyon Bowdler's services.

- Mrs A Harris, Ludlow

Very personable solicitor who spoke in plain English and was approachable.

- Mr J Hughes, Church Stretton

Staff are most helpful and understanding

- Mrs Edwards, Oswestry

They simplified the appeal process for me considerably

- Mr Griffiths

Communication surrounding my injury claim was excellent with other departments within the firm.

- Mrs L Dowbiggin, Much Wenlock

Client Quotes

Excellent representation in court

- Mr Gibson, Telford

Natasha Gibbons was very easy to talk to, I felt at ease with her, and she always kept me up to date with the case. She has provided excellent service throughout.

- Mrs C Roberts, Gwynedd

Ease of contact, understanding of business context. An excellent and pragmatic approach to a relatively complex business transfer.

- Mr D Coull, Shrewsbury

Patient, knowledgeable and extremely professional

- Ms Groucott, Telford

Quality of care and sensitivity.

- Mrs C Shuker, Shrewsbury

Latest Case Study

19 Sep 2017

£1.5m Awarded Following a Road Traffic Accident

Neil Lorimer, partner and head of the personal injury team, secured a settlement of nearly £1.5m for a claimant follo...