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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 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 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

Being able to speak to someone when I needed to and how easy they made things for me.

- Mr J Longmore, Ludlow

We found they always listened to what we had to say and replied in Queens English without a lot of legal jargon.

- Mr J Manley & Mrs B Manley, Craven Arms

Kept me up to date in any process made.

- Mr P Haigh, Suffolk

Going beyond the responsibility expected to ensure the satisfaction of the client.

- Mr Shaw, Hereford

Enthusiastic approach to handling cases.

- Tomlinson's Dairies Ltd, Wrexham

Client Quotes

Excellent service in a clear and concise manner.

- Derwen College, Oswestry

Competence and detailed legal knowledge.

- Mr S Martin & Mrs R Martin, Shrewsbury

The use of clear modern language and presentation with legal jargon kept to a minimum where possible.

- Mr P King & Mrs D King, Prestigne

Ed provided utmost confidence throughout the process and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other clients.

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

Ed Burrell was excellent in every aspect of his support in selling my business. He was friendly and pleasant to deal with yet very professional.

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

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...