Position: Partner, Insurance
Phone: 01254 222432
John has over 30 years experience as a solicitor, having obtained an LL.B honours degree from Liverpool University in 1977. He returned to the law after a 3 year teaching career and has also lectured on ILEX courses.
John's main experience has been in claimant personal injury work but in his previous position as a partner at Thompsons solicitors he also specialised in defending white collar crime.
John has recently transferred departments to assist the complex claims team in dealing chiefly with claims against local authority clients by claimants alleging abuse or child sexual exploitation. He hopes that his previous experience of acting for many claimants will allow him to deal fairly and humanely with genuine victims whilst at the same time ensuring that the authorities are protected from false or exaggerated claims.
John believes it is important to adopt a friendly and personable approach to all clients, irrespective of the area of law in which they are concerned. However, he also provides a high level of experience and expertise which all clients can rely on.
He has garnered many testimonials over the years from clients and other legal professionals including judges.
At Forbes Solicitors 'clients receive real personal attention from people who know their stuff. The team is hardworking and knowledgeable and is very comfortable with high-value claims'.
2018-19 edition Legal 500
Forbes Solicitors' 'professional, approachable and reliable' personal injury practice attracts praise for its 'traditional client-centric personal service'.
2018-19 edition Legal 500
With 'extensive knowledge' that 'inspires confidence', the department at Forbes is led by managing partner Martin Crabtree.
2014 edition Legal 500
Forbes is "absolutely fantastic - nothing is too much trouble".
2011 edition Legal 500
The Team "Deliver a consistently high quality service across the board"
2010 Edition Chambers UK
It is easy to support organisations that I have complete confidence in. Excellent, fast, straight to the point work, no procrastination, which in turn means no racking up of fees.
Liability Operations Manager
During the ten years I have experienced with Forbes I have always without exception received a first class service.
Metropolitan Borough Council
You won the Tender based on talent and quality.
- report following successful tender for a Metropolitan Borough Council
I owe you and your colleagues a lot. I appreciate all the assistance you and Forbes have offered me both professionally and personally.