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Injury lawyer details for Hugh Potter

Injury lawyer - Injury lawyer details for Hugh Potter

Tel: 0161 237 5888

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About Hugh Potter

Hugh is an Accredited Brain Injury Specialist & Accredited Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

Practice Areas

Hugh has almost 30 years specialising in catastrophic brain and spinal cord personal injury cases, including professional negligence cases. Hugh acted for the Claimant in Wlkinson v Churchill referred by the Court of Appeal to the ECJ, and has acheived several record settlements, including the case of MM with settlement on full liability basis of £25 million and the case of TTT where damages of £30 million were secured. 

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Secretary of Forum of Complex Injury Lawyers (FOCIS).


Hugh qualified in 1988, becoming a Partner in Pannone & Partners in 1990. Formed Hugh Potter & Company on 1 May 1998 which became Potter Rees Serious Injury Solicitors in October 2004 and Potter Rees Dolan in April 2014. Hugh is Managing Partner and Head of the Personal Injury Department at PRD. The firm has 27 fee-earners and provides specialist legal services to those who have suffered life changing injuries or have a long-term disability. PRD advises about large claims for compensation, the Court of Protection / Deputyship and Personal Injury Trusts, as well as Welfare Benefit advice for those with head and spinal cord injuries.


Hugh is an active fundraiser for various brain injury charities and a keen cyclist.

APIL membership: Practitioner member  - What does this mean?

APIL accreditation: Fellow, Brain Injury Specialist

Other memberships: Headway - The brain injury association

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Hugh Potter
12 Commercial Street
Greater Manchester
M15 4PZ
Tel: 0161 237 5888
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