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John McQuater, Director & Solicitor Advocate

John is joint head of the Personal Injury department based at our Doncaster office

Tel: 01302 320621

Department:
Personal Injury

Address:
8 Hall Gate, Doncaster DN1 3LU

Email Address:
john.mcquater@switalskis.com

Profile

John specialises in complex injuries. He is accredited by APIL as a clinical negligence specialist, a brain injury specialist and a fatal accidents specialist. He is the APIL president and previously held the role from 2009 to 2010. He was elected to the APIL executive committee in 2005 and served as APIL Secretary from 2016 to 2022.

John is a solicitor-advocate with rights of audience in the Higher Courts for civil proceedings.

He has been a member of the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors since 2010.

Experience

John specialises in complex injuries. He is accredited by APIL as a clinical negligence specialist, a brain injury specialist and a fatal accidents specialist. He is the APIL president and previously held the role from 2009 to 2010. He was elected to the APIL executive committee in 2005 and served as APIL Secretary from 2016 to 2022.

John is a solicitor-advocate with rights of audience in the Higher Courts for civil proceedings.

He has been a member of the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors since 2010.

John is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, with accredited status as a senior fellow, being the only solicitor in Yorkshire to hold this accolade and one of only 9 in the UK.

He is a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation scheme and the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation scheme.

He provides professional training on a range of subjects including procedure, practice management, occupiers’ liability, contributory negligence, clinical negligence and evidence as well as regular updates on developments in the law. He has chaired sessions, and spoken, at many conferences including APIL Annual Conferences, APIL Clinical Negligence Conferences and the APIL Catastrophic Injuries Conference.

 

 

More about John

He is the author of ‘Model Letters for Personal Injury Lawyers’ and the ‘APIL Guide to Personal Injury Claims Procedure’.  He is also a contributor to the APIL Guide to Clinical Negligence, the APIL Personal Injury Law, Practice and Precedents and the 5th Edition of Medical Negligence by Michael Jones.

He has had articles published in the Journal of Personal Injury Law, the Solicitors Journal, the New Law Journal, the Legal Executive Journal, Modern Claims Magazine, Bone & Joint 360 and The Times.

He is the Deputy Case Digest Editor, and on the editorial board, of the Journal of Personal Injury Law (published by Thomson Reuters).

He was appointed to the Civil Procedure Rules Committee, by the Lord Chancellor, in 2019 and joined the Civil Justice Committee of the Law Society in 2021.

He received the degree of LLB in 1979 and in 2007 he was awarded the LLM in Advanced Litigation and Dispute Resolution by Nottingham Law School.

In 2001 he received the APIL Newcomer Trainer of the Year award and in 2011 was named Eclipse Proclaim Claimant PI Lawyer of the Year.

John is ranked in Chambers and is recommended in the Legal 500 for his clinical negligence work and is recommended as a leading individual for his personal injury work.  He has been described in Chambers UK Guide as maintaining “an excellent reputation in both clinical negligence and personal injury matters” and as being “an encyclopaedia of up to date law and procedure”.  He has been described as “widely rated” in the Legal 500.  He is highly recommended in Chambers UK as well as being in the Legal 500 list of “Elite Leading Lawyers”.

He is a past president of the Doncaster and District Law Society and of the Yorkshire Union of Law Societies.