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Legal 500 leading firm recommendation for Atherton Godfrey

We are delighted to announce that Atherton Godfrey has been successful in retaining Legal 500 recommendations for both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence.

In addition to the recommendations for the firm, a number of individual lawyers also receive personal recommendations for their work.

John McQuater

  • Leading Individual
  • Recommended Lawyer – personal injury
  • Recommended Lawyer – clinical negligence

Diane Parker

  • Recommended Lawyer – personal injury

Christopher Noble

  • Recommended Lawyer – clinical negligence


“Atherton Godfrey Solicitors has a highly rated clinical negligence practice based in Doncaster, which handles claims involving birth injury, misdiagnosis, oncology, GP care and fatality, and is one of a small number of local firms with the ability to handle birth injury cases under contract with the Legal Aid Agency.

John McQuater heads the wider litigation department, which encompasses clinical negligence and personal injury; his recent work includes acting for a one-month-old child in a claim that they suffered permanent brain damage due to the incorrect fitting of an external ventricular drain.

Christopher Noble heads the clinical negligence team and has expertise covering birth injury claims and cases involving incorrect or substandard treatment in general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, accident and emergency, general practitioner care, vascular surgery and obstetric care. Noble recently acted in a claim alleging failure to carry out spinal examination or refer to the orthopaedic team for assessment, resulting in the claimant being rendered paraplegic.”


“Diane Parker heads the personal injury practice at Atherton Godfrey Solicitors, which includes highly respected litigator John McQuater. The practice’s expertise encompasses industrial diseases employers’ liability, criminal injury compensation, motor injury claims and occupational deafness.”

(Extracted from UK Legal 500 2017 Directory)

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