‘Gold standard’ personal injury team wins top ranking


The “gold standard” personal injury team at Sintons has won a top ranking from Legal 500 2023, in recognition of its outstanding legal capability and the service it delivers to clients.

Sintons has nationally-renowned expertise in serious injury work – including life-changing brain and spinal cord injury claims through its specialist Neurotrauma team – and continues to grow through increasing levels of instructions from across the UK.

Again confirming the team as a leader in its field in the North of England, Legal 500 awards a band one ranking, and highlights key team members across the whole department as go-to names in serious injury work with “specialist expertise”.

“Exceptional solicitor” Phil Davison, head of general personal injury, again wins recognition as a leading individual in the North of England. As does “extremely driven and passionate” head of Neurotrauma Andrew McGowan, who is also named as a leading individual.

Legal 500 hails the department for its delivery of Sintons’ core values – exceptional legal and client service – and praises its approach in what can be complex and distressing cases for clients.

“This is probably one of the most experienced PI teams in the North East and is considered by all to be gold standard,” the independent legal guide quotes.

“There is a breadth and depth of legal and medical knowledge that means that they can deal with all cases well and successfully.”

Another testimonial says: ’“This firm is able to take an aggressive approach to litigation whilst treating their clients with care and dignity.

“They do not rush their clients into making decisions, instead they always take time to explain the legal process and to ensure that their clients understand what is happening in their case.”

Key individuals singled out for praise include “tenacious and meticulous” head of personal injury Mark Quigley, Neurotrauma specialists Kate Oliver and Alastair Elliot and serious injury associate David Knipe, who is “willing to back the underdog and cares about clients”.

Managing partner Christopher Welch says: “Our personal injury team has a national reputation for the outstanding service it delivers, offering first-rate legal advice to clients in what can often be life-changing cases while being by their sides of them and their family throughout the process. For that reason, Sintons’ reputation in the marketplace is second to none, and is the reason so many new instructions and recommendations come from across the UK.

“This has again been independently confirmed by Legal 500 2023, which praises our deep capability and highlights the highest standards of personal service we offer our clients through some of the most difficult times they will face. We are very proud of our reputation, and we are very pleased with Legal 500’s endorsement of this.

“It is also excellent to see so many of our team named as key individuals in this very specialist area of work. Sintons is the firm it is because of its people, so the recognition for them personally for the outstanding contribution they make to the ongoing growth of the personal injury team – and most importantly, the outcomes we secure for clients – is very pleasing.”


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