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Neil Lorimer

Partner - Head of Personal Injury Team

Neil's Teams

Personal Injury


Neil qualified in 1989 and is partner and head of the personal injury department at Lanyon Bowdler. He is listed on the Law Society's Personal Injury panel. Neil is also on the Headway Solicitors Approved List and an Accredited Brain Injury Specialist and senior litigator at APIL.

Neil is a former Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year (claimant) in the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards and was part of the 2018 Clinical Negligence Team of the Year. These achievements demonstrate the superb reputation Neil has within the industry. 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.

Neil was instrumental in setting up Lanyon Bowdler’s Brain Injury Focus Group and the Brain Injury Forums in Shrewsbury and Hereford, which provide a fantastic networking opportunity for brain injury professionals.

Neil has acted for clients injured in France, Netherlands, USA, Croatia, Falklands, and India, amongst others. 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, accommodation and to replace lost income. This is often carried out under the Personal Injury Rehabilitation Code.

Neil has conducted many cases where compensation in excess of £1 million has been paid, several in excess of £5 million and one over £10 million. He currently has conduct of several very high value brain injury and lower limb amputation cases. 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.

Neil has received exceptional feedback from clients and counsel in The Legal 500 for excellence over many years. Having been Personal injury Solicitor of the Year in 2009, he has built on that success and given his market leading reputation for maximum severity/catastrophic injury cases can rightly be said to be at the top of the profession in his field.

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

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

Legal 500, Chambers UK and Best Lawyers Recommendations

The personal injury team is recognised by the 2020 edition of The Legal 500, as a tier two firm in the West Midlands. Neil is recognised as a Leading Individual and the directory states he 'is highly experienced in dealing with complex brain injury cases'. 

The 2020 edition of Chambers UK recognises Neil at Band 1 and states: Neil Lorimer "has a fantastic caseload, is not afraid to argue difficult points and has an exceptional eye for detail," comments a source. He maintains an impressive practice representing clients in claims involving serious injuries including amputations, brain injuries and fatalities as a result of RTAs.

Neil has been nominated for the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers. 

Client Quotes

Under difficult circumstances from the moment I walked in, I was the only person that mattered. She could not do enough for me. Kind and compassionate. Thank you so much.

- Mrs J McMillan, Telford

Ed clearly had a heavy workload at the time, yet ensured everything was completed in appropriate timescales including working extended hours.

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

A very personal service with kind helpful start.

- Dr S Robertson, London

We were kept up to date with progress and probate was compleated within the estimated time

- Mr Edwards, Worcester

A nice bright welcoming office with very polite, friendly and helpful staff. Very efficient service.

- Mr N Bakewell & Mrs J Bakewell, Worcester

Case Studies

19 Sep 2017

Coach Crash on French Motorway

Neil Lorimer settled claims against a tyre manufacturer and the coach operator, relating to a large number of deaths...

19 Sep 2017

Mini Bus Accident Near Jaipur India

Neil Lorimer recovered substantial damages for three clients, injured in a minibus accident near Jaipur, India.

15 May 2019

Amputation of left leg settles for just under £1million

A claimant from Telford, received just under £1 million in

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19 Sep 2017

Catastrophic Injuries in Road Accident

Neil Lorimer also acted in a legal first for, Mrs W when her partner suffered catastrophic injuries in a road acciden...

19 Sep 2017

Claimant Awarded Periodical Payments Under New Legislation

Neil Lorimer, partner and head of the personal injury department, successfully...

19 Sep 2017

Serious Brain Injury

Our client was awarded a financial package estimated by an IFA at £7.4 million, after he sustained a

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19 Sep 2017

£1.9m Awarded Following Grenoble Coach Crash

A Shropshire man was awarded compensation when the High Court sitting in London approved a £1.9m settlement. La...

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...