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 2021 UK Guide

‘Trethowans LLP ‘punches above its weight’ and handles a mixed caseload of serious clinical negligence and personal injury work. Clare Carter in Salisbury leads the clinical negligence practice and is described by peers as a ‘formidable opponent’, handling the full scope of matters including cerebral palsy, birth injury cases, misdiagnosis, and negligently treated medical conditions. The team regularly acts against NHS Trusts, hospitals and GPs regionally. Gavin Lane is a key name for head and spinal injury cases. Serious personal injury matters are overseen by Southampton-based John Hall, who covers the spectrum of catastrophic matters with a speciality in asbestos work. Frances Gillett is a personal injury expert and is recommended for road traffic accidents whilst managing partner Chris Whiteley is known for his work on catastrophic head and spinal injury cases.’

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


Andriana Kyriacou


Alison Hutchings

Medical Records Nurse Assessor