Industry leading clinical negligence, travel, and personal injury teams caring for clients injured in the north west. Our employment team handles some of the country's largest group claims. Our human rights team represents clients nationally whose rights have been breached or who have been discriminated against.
The Leigh Day Manchester office opened in 2014 to bring the firm’s renowned expertise in handling claimant personal injury and medical negligence work to the north-west. Our Manchester team is led by Andrew Bradley and handles a range of clinical negligence, personal injury, asbestos disease claims, employment work and human rights claims.
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From Manchester Piccadilly Gardens:
- Bus Route 88 and alight at Monsall/Northampton Road
- Bus Route 184 and alight at Oldham Road/Ten Acre and walk to Northampton Road
- Metrolink Services East Didsbury to Rochdale Line - alight at Central Park and walk across the road to Leigh Day
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Injury claims in Manchester
The team handles claims for injured cyclists having for several years exclusively provided legal support to injured members of British Cycling and the British Triathlon Federation. Senior associate solicitor Rachel Botterill is an experienced cycle injury lawyer, including for cyclists who have suffered brain and spinal injuries. Senior associates William Broadbent and Jane Bedford also specialise in representing injured cyclists.
Partner Clare Campbell handles cases on behalf of clients who have been injured or contracted illnesses whilst on holiday. Senior associate Colin Murphy specialises in international travel litigation and associate Caitlin Dunn is also a member of the travel team. Partner Ross Whalley handles personal injury claims on behalf of trade union members, including accident at work claims.
Asbestos claims in Manchester
Leigh Day are specialists in mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer, asbestosis and diffuse pleural thickening claims in Manchester. Partner Steven Dickens heads up the Manchester team and focuses exclusively on asbestos related disease cases. He has over 20 years’ experience in occupational disease claim cases, with specialist experience in asbestos and mesothelioma claims. He is accredited by APIL as a senior litigator and as an occupational disease lawyer. He is recommended in the Legal 500. He has significant experience of acting for tradesmen such as joiners, plumbers and electricians as well as acting for those who have been exposed to asbestos in non-industrial environments such as teachers, nurses and shop workers. Louisa Saville is a senior associate solicitor and acts for sufferers of asbestos related diseases predominantly in the North of England but also nationwide. She is accredited by APIL as a senior litigator and occupational disease specialist. Louisa frequently represents claimants with complex cases involving issues such as low levels of asbestos exposure and secondary asbestos exposure.
What our clients say
I cannot speak highly enough of our clinical negligence solicitor Brendan Hope and his team at Leigh Day in Manchester. I cannot express my gratitude enough for what you have accomplished for us and I will definitely 100% recommend your law firm.
Sharon Booth, via Trustpilot
Medical negligence claims in Manchester
Star ranked in Chambers, partner Stephen Jones leads the medical negligence team in Manchester. He has extensive experience in all clinical negligence claims having specialised in this area of law since 1986. He is an accredited member of the Law Society's clinical negligence panel, and the AvMA panel. Medical negligence partner Brendan Hope has more than 15 years' experience in the field, he has settled numerous high-value clinical negligence claims and is ranked as a Band 2 solicitor by Chambers and Partners. Medical negligence senior associate solicitor Lauren Tully, and associate solicitors Stephen Clarkson, Julie Struthers, and Rebecca Ridgeon are also based in the Manchester office.
Human rights claims in Manchester
Leigh Day expanded its human rights department to the Manchester office in 2023 – after securing a new Legal Aid contract. Acting for clients across the UK, the team is committed to fighting for individuals and communities who have been denied their fundamental rights. The team helps people in the North West with claims in discrimination, welfare rights and migrants’ rights, as well as many others in judicial reviews and claims for breaches of human rights.
Senior associates Ryan Bradshaw and Stephanie Hill are based in the Manchester office and lead the human rights team. Ryan's main areas of expertise are in social welfare and discrimination issues. He has a particular commitment to tackling discrimination suffered by disabled people. Stephanie has a varied public law and human rights practice, with a particular focus on migrants’ rights and has substantial experience representing claimants in a wide range of judicial review challenges and compensation claims.
Human rights in Manchester
Employment claims in Manchester
The multi award winning employment team in Manchester is led by three partners. Lauren Lougheed and Linda Wong each lead nationwide pioneering supermarket equal pay group claims. Mike Cain leads in senior executive exits and claims focused on discrimination and whistleblowing.
What our clients say
British Eventing rider receives five-figure sum from York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after negligent surgery on her leg fracture
An eventing rider who was thrown from a horse experienced negligent medical care and inadequate surgery at Scarborough hospital, leaving her with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and requiring further surgery to correct the surgical mistakes.
Lethal asbestos exposure settlement for former plumbers’ mate
A man who came into contact with lethal asbestos over just six months working as a plumbers’ merchant labourer has secured a substantial settlement after he developed mesothelioma, a fatal cancer caused by asbestos, in retirement.
Cyclist left with severely fractured knee following collision with car
Woman convicted of driving without due care and attention following a collision with a cyclist in Newcastle