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Neil Lorimer

Partner - Head of Personal Injury Team


Neil's Teams

Personal Injury


Profile/Experience

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 and Clinical Negligence Panels. 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 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.

Client Testimonials

As a Welsh speaker, I attach great importance to being able to communicate in Welsh with my solicitor - as I can with him.

- Mr H Jones & R Jones, Llanrhystud

Thank you for your professional help, advice and commitment to ensure we had the best outcome.

- Mrs S Peruffo, Herefordshire

I am extremely grateful to Stephen in the way in which he handled my case and represented me at court.

- A A, Shrewsbury

I had requested information and advice from various other solicitors prior to calling Lanyon Bowdler and found that she was the only one to take the time and explain how the Help to Buy ISA worked.

- Mr M Shaw & Miss G Frankfort, Market Drayton

The professionalism of the service received and the expert knowledge of the solicitor who handled my case.

- Mr K Whitelaw, Wolverhampton

Client Quotes

He was always calm, efficient, prompt and helpful.

- Rev M Thomas & Prof K Thomas, Oxfordshire

Very patient - my own records weren't the best.

- Mr J Pearson, Oswestry

Listened well, advised well.

- Gower House Ltd, Newport

Straightforward, professional and friendly advice and always willing to help with my questions without feeling like I'm bothering him, so thank you very much

- Mr S Avery, Telford

Efficient and hassle free, thanks so much.

- Mrs J Moller, Oswestry

Latest Case Study

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...