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Dolmans ranked ‘Band 1’ in Chambers & Partners 2024

Dolmans has once again been recognised as a ‘Band 1’ firm for Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant (Wales) in the Chambers & Partners rankings for 2024.


The directory, which identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers throughout the United Kingdom, describes Dolmans as best known for representing public authorities, most notably local councils. The team also acts for insurers on public and employers' liability claims. It offers expertise in occupational and industrial disease cases, as well as workplace accident and RTA catastrophic injury claims. The team also assists with claims of sexual abuse and mistreatment of children in education and care, as well as assault on employees.

Quotes are sourced from other legal practitioners operating in the same area and clients of the practice, with the firm recognised for, ‘providing an absolutely brilliant service from start to finish’ and being the, ‘first point of call in Wales for personal injury matters. You know you're in good hands with them.’ Others say, ‘Dolmans is expert-heavy’ and ‘The team has a very deep knowledge of all aspects of the law in this area.’


Simon Evans is recognised as a ‘Band 1’ practitioner in this field with sources describing him as their ‘go-to person’ and having ‘a clear understanding of how councils operate.' Justin Harris, Peter Bennett and Clare Hoskins are identified as key practitioners in the field of personal injury, with sources saying ‘I thoroughly enjoy working with Justin. He knows how to run a case. Peter ‘is definitely the expert in his field due to his knowledge and understanding of liability law.’ Clare is ‘a very knowledgeable and tenacious lawyer.’ ‘She has a very good level of customer service and has a vast bank of knowledge.’


Dolmans has also been ranked as a ‘Band 2’ firm for Police Law: Mainly Defendant across the whole of the UK. The directory notes a strong presence in Wales and the West Midlands and the team ‘has a strong team of support behind the key partners’ and ‘they handle police law matters amazingly well.’


Adrian Oliver is recognised as a ‘Band 1’ practitioner in this field with sources describing his approach as ‘really responsive and approachable. He has a personal grip on every matter and knows every detail of the cases.’


Melanie Standley is also identified as a key practitioner in this field, with sources describing her as having a ‘real expertise in police data systems and she has a great manner with the client.’ ‘She takes responsibility to ensure she is giving clients the best service.’


Our Senior Partner, Adrian Oliver, said:


“It is gratifying to see the hard work, professional skills and industry of our team being recognised by those we assist in dealing with the variety of problems they face. We are committed to our clients and it is very rewarding to see our efforts being appreciated year on year.”

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