A Doncaster solicitor has been presented with a prestigious accolade for his legal work.
John McQuater, partner and head of litigation at Atherton Godfrey, has been awarded Senior Fellowship of a national organisation dedicated to securing justice for injured people.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has 4,300 members including solicitors and barristers and accredits members according to their skills and experience.
Senior fellow is the highest level of accreditation, and an accolade awarded only to those who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to and accomplishment in personal injury law and practice, often by changing the law in some way.
John is one of only 11 Senior Fellows in the whole of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Having practiced law for over 30 years, John handles some of the more complex, high value claims where clients have suffered catastrophic injuries.
He is a solicitor-advocate with rights of audience, which means that he is able to conduct proceedings in the Higher Courts on behalf of his clients.
The standard of his work has already led to him securing national recommendations and is described in Chambers UK Guide as ‘maintaining an excellent reputation in both clinical negligence and personal injury matters.’
John is also an accomplished author on personal injury law and shares his expertise by providing professional training for lawyers throughout the UK and Channel Islands.
Speaking after receiving the award, John said: “When someone is injured they are often at their most vulnerable. APIL accreditation is all about providing a recognisable kite mark that allows clients to be confident their solicitor has the skills and experience needed to provide the support they need and to secure the best possible outcome for them.”