National recognition for Doncaster solicitor

John McQuater.

John McQuater.

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One of Doncaster’s leading personal injury experts has been awarded membership of a specialist accreditation scheme.

John McQuater, partner and head of litigation at Atherton Godfrey, has been re-accredited as a member of the Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme, operated by the Law Society.

Membership of the scheme is only awarded to those who have undergone a rigorous assessment and have demonstrated competence in a number of key areas.

Practitioners must have an outstanding level of skill, knowledge and experience and be able to demonstrate that they are able to handle a wide range of personal injury cases, having concluded a minimum of 36 cases within the past three years.

Mr McQuater, who delivers training sessions for personal injury and clinical negligence specialists throughout the UK and Channel Islands, specialises in cases involving spinal injuries, head and brain injuries, serious workplace accidents and fatalities.

He said: “I am very pleased to have been successful in gaining re-accreditation, which I think does concentrate on the essential elements of practice.”

Mr McQuater was also voted personal injury lawyer of the year for 2011.