Partner - Head of Personal Injury Team
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.
The personal injury team is recognised by the 2021 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 "Neil Lorimer is meticulous, he leaves no stone unturned and will go to the ends of the earth for his clients’ cases."
Another testimonial states: "The teams in personal injury and clinical negligence are both very strong – the best in Shropshire but they could compete with any team in the country. Neil Lorimer – one of the finest solicitors in the country. Amazing attention to detail, leaves no stone unturned, wonderful track history of results, really tenacious."
The 2021 edition of Chambers UK recognises Neil at Band 1 and states: Neil Lorimer "undertakes claims relating to psychiatric, brain and orthopaedic injuries."
Market commentators say: "He's incredibly thorough and never misses a point".
Neil has been nominated for the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers.
Neil Lorimer settled claims against a tyre manufacturer and the coach operator, relating to a large number of deaths...
Neil Lorimer recovered substantial damages for three clients, injured in a minibus accident near Jaipur, India....
A claimant from Telford, received just under £1 million in
Neil Lorimer also acted in a legal first for, Mrs W when her partner suffered catastrophic injuries in a road acciden...
Neil Lorimer, partner and head of the personal injury department, successfully...
A Shropshire man was awarded compensation when the High Court sitting in London approved a £1.9m settlement. La...
Neil Lorimer, partner and head of the personal injury team, secured a settlement of nearly £1.5m for a claimant...