Personal Injury Solicitors

Accident and Injury Solicitors

Accidents and injuries can be life changing in so many ways. When they happen, our team of experts will help you get the compensation you deserve. So you can look forward to a brighter, happier future.

We will start by providing advice that is expert and clear, practical as well as personal. Every year, our personal injury solicitors recover over £10 million in compensation for serious accidents such as head and spinal injuries, accidents at work, road traffic accidents and clinical negligence. Whatever you are up against, we will first understand it – then apply all our expertise to get you the right outcome.

Recommended as a Top Tier Firm in The Legal 500 2022 UK Guide

‘Trethowans LLP demonstrates strong credentials across the entire spectrum of personal injury and clinical negligence work. In addition to handling domestic matters, the firm is also prominent in claims that have a cross-border dimension. The department, which is led by John Hall, is adept at representing clients in matters ranging in value from multimillion pound cases to lower-value claims. Hall is particularly active in legally-complex asbestos disease work. Another key individual is Gavin Lane, who has an extensive clinical negligence caseload and handles catastrophic injury matters involving head injuries, spinal injuries, amputations and multiple fractures. In addition, he has notable expertise in employers’ liability claims. Chris Whiteley is also recommended for advice on complex and high-value clinical negligence cases, as is Clare Carter. Elsewhere, on the personal injury side, the firm’s varied workload includes road traffic accidents, workplace accidents and public liability claims. James Braund made partner in 2020.’

Testimonials from clients include:

‘Trethowans is a regional firm punching above its weight in terms of reputation, quality or work and fee earners. They build good relationships with clients and adopt a compassionate and client-focused approach.’

Frances Gillett is experienced, organised and pragmatic. Her clients value and trust her judgement. Gavin Lane is vastly experienced in medical negligence litigation. He knows his onions, is an effective negotiator and works with determination to secure a fair result for his clients.’

‘One of the best all-round firms in the South…’ Trethowans’ ‘highly competent litigators deal with high-quality claims of the very severe type’ using a ‘very caring client approach.’

Legal 500

Meet the team

John Hall


Chris Whiteley

Senior Partner

Clare Carter


Gavin Lane


James Braund


Sarah Mills


Frances Gillett


Laura Rowe


Adele Martin


Katherine Knapman