Mick is a Legal Director in our Medical Negligence and Serious Injury team, based in Newcastle.
Mick sees clients across Northern England at one of our network of offices, their homes or even in hospital.
Mick joined us at the start of 2023 having qualified as a solicitor in 1996. He has significant experience in handling complex and high value matters including brain injury, spinal injury, amputation and multiple orthopaedic cases.
Mick is particularly interested in helping clients achieve the maximum recovery possible, including obtaining prompt rehabilitation and prosthetics where appropriate. He has recovered many millions of pounds in damages for clients over the years. He has obtained numerous prosthetics for clients from market-leading suppliers, especially fingers and thumbs, both cosmetic and practical. He has a real interest in such matters.
Mick was formerly the Chairman of the Trainee Solicitors Group of Newcastle and has held APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) Senior Litigator status for over 15 years. He is recognised in the Legal 500 which noted that he “stands out with real determination and enthusiasm for his clients”.
He has appeared in the Court of Appeal twice and also achieved a “maximum award” from the CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority) for a brain damaged infant.
He attended the University of Northumbria for both his Law Degree (2:1) and his Legal Practice Course (Commendation) having changed career following a spinal injury himself. Now a wheelchair user himself he has completed the Great North Run twice in his racing chair.
Outside of work, Mick has held a season ticket for Newcastle United for over 30 years and enjoys travelling with his family, as well as history and quizzes. He is also remembered for effectively playing himself in the 2016 Ken Loach film “I, Daniel Blake” when he played the main character's legal representative, a role that secured him an invite to the film's premiere in Cannes.