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Jonathan Bamforth

Associate Solicitor and Principal Solicitor for Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Background

I started work as a trainee solicitor at a practice with offices in Leeds and Bradford in the early 1990s and quickly gravitated to dealing with cases for people who had been seriously injured in all sorts of accidents. I worked for 2 other firms doing similar and increasingly specialist work until I joined Minster in 2009 as part of what was then a relatively new serious injury team. It is hard to believe that I have been here for over 11 years now and I am incredibly proud to be part of what is now one of the largest serious injury teams in the country.

What are you most passionate about in your job?

I am incredibly privileged to work with some of Minster’s most seriously injured clients and my primary focus is to get each and every one the very best rehabilitation possible together with a financial settlement to secure their future. I am regularly humbled by what our clients achieve after suffering some of the worst injuries imaginable through sheer hard work and determination. I believe passionately that the experience of working solely for clients who have suffered very serious injury, as I and many of my colleagues do, means that we get the best possible outcomes in every case. I am extremely proud to have recovered many millions of pounds in compensation for our clients over the last 11 years. I love the fact that the work I do means being part of a team. I work with some fabulous people within Minster but, in most cases, also with a much larger team of leading experts and lawyers working together for some of the most deserving clients you can imagine. I definitely like winning but I never want to lose sight of the fact that our clients must come first. Working collaboratively with a Defendant’s legal team when that approach is reciprocated can often produce the best outcome in a way that is far less stressful for the injured person involved.

What are your personal interests outside of work?

I love sport, particularly rugby union and cricket. I still play competitive golf off a respectable handicap and spend many happy hours supporting my children playing various sports. My wife and I go to the theatre and live music as much as we can although not as much as we would like!

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