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Jane Bedford

Senior associate solicitor

Jane Bedford is a senior associate solicitor in the personal injury department.


Jane Bedford is part of the specialist personal injury team.

She joined Leigh Day in 2017 in the Manchester office after working at Manchester based firm, JMW Solicitors, for 10 years representing injured claimants. She has worked in the personal injury sector since qualifying as a solicitor in 2006 after completing her training contract at Horwich Farrelly Solicitors, also in Manchester.

What our clients say

My solicitor, Jane Bedford was a fellow cyclist and understood what I was going through. In essence, I cannot thank her enough. She kept me in the loop at all times and relentlessly pushed for the best outcomes. I highly recommend Leigh Day!

Simon Lightfoot

What people say

"Many thanks for navigating me through this. Your professionalism and that of your firm has been excellent.”

"Thank you so much for your time, effort & support over the past 3½ years following my accident.  It hasn’t been the easiest 3½ years but knowing that you were working hard on my behalf was a huge weight off my mind. Your professionalism in keeping me informed throughout the process & your willingness to explain things in a manner that I understood made my decisions so much easier to make. Thanks you so much, you’ve been a star."

"I am very pleased with your professionalism and your advice on every step of the process. Your advice helped me make very difficult decisions. You were fantastic and supportive throughout so thank you so much for your time and support over last year."

Your professionalism in keeping me informed throughout the process & your willingness to explain things in a manner that I understood made my decisions so much easier to make.

Client of Jane Bedford

Legal expertise

Jane is passionate about cycling and has used her insight as a cyclist and in depth knowledge of this area of law to specialise in helping people who have been injured whilst riding their bikes.

She is active in her local cycling community in Manchester and is the ride leader coordinator for Team Glow, which is a network for women cyclists in the North West; encouraging and supporting women in their cycling goals. She also gives her time and voice to local cycling campaigns to improve cycling for everyone in Manchester.

Her main goal at the outset of any claim is to assist her clients in getting back on their bikes; whether that be with accessing the appropriate rehabilitation for their physical injuries, arranging for the bike and accessories to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible, or, accessing psychological support for those that have lost confidence in cycling after a collision. She recognises that, for many, cycling is more than just a means of transport and she works hard to ensure that her clients do not lose this important part of their lives.

She has acted for cyclists injured in a range of different types of accidents, such as, collisions with vehicles or potholes, crashes caused by ice on the road, or injury caused by failure of the bicycle.

Jane Bedford in the news

Spat at, abused and run off the road: why do some people hate cyclists so much? Guardian 30.8.22

Jane has written a series of blogs for Walk Ride GM covering topics including: Things to consider when buying a bike; the purpose of your bike; what kit you should buy; what sort of clothing you should invest in; and tips on riding.

What our clients say

I contacted LD after a cycle accident where a car turned in front of me. I discovered that they were the go-to solicitors for bike accidents. Jane, my solicitor, was fantastic and super supportive throughout. Highly recommend them!