John McQuater

Atherton Godfrey Profile

8 Hall Gate, Doncaster, DN1 3LU

John McQuater qualified as a solicitor in 1983 and is a partner at Atherton Godfrey, Doncaster, where he is head of litigation with overall responsibility for the personal injury and clinical negligence teams.

He is a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme and of the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme as well as a solicitor-advocate with rights of audience in the Higher Courts for civil proceedings.

John is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, with accredited status as a Fellow. He was elected to the APIL executive committee in 2005 and became president in 2009.

He is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, the Law Management Section of the Law Society and the South Yorkshire Medico-Legal Society.

John provides professional training on a range of subjects including procedure, practice management, occupiers' liability, contributory negligence, clinical negligence and general updates. He regularly speaks at conferences.

Media work includes the BBC Daily Politics Show, BBC Look North, Radio 4 and local radio.

He is the author of Model Letters for Personal Injury Lawyers and the APIL Guide to Personal Injury Claims Procedure. He is also a contributor to the APIL Guide to Clinical Negligence. He has had articles published in the Journal of Personal Injury Law, the Solicitors Journal, the New Law Journal, the Legal Executive Journal and The Times.

He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Personal Injury Law.

In 2007 John was awarded the LLM in Advanced Litigation and Dispute Resolution by Nottingham Law School. 

He is a past president of the Doncaster and District Law Society and of the Yorkshire Union of Law Societies. 


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