Neil Downey

Associate and Serious Injury Solicitor

Neil qualified as a Solicitor in 2016 and has worked at Fletchers within our Serious Injury Department since 2012. Starting out as an Assistant in the department in, before internal promotion in 2015, handling caseload comprising cases of up to £100,000 in value. Since then, he has progressed to manage a caseload involving between £100,000 to £500,000 range in value working with 2 assistants. Recently, Neil has become an Associate Solicitor and a Team Leader in our Serious Injury Team.

Neil has a wealth of experience in both pre-issue and litigated cases, currently handling a range of Road Traffic Accident, Employer Liability, Public Liability, and Product Defect cases. He also has experience of dealing with multiple and complex orthopaedic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and Fatal Accident cases.

“Thank you for your letter and the kind sentiments therein. Can I take this opportunity to thank you personally and Fletchers in general for your support in this matter, which I understand was quite complex.”

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for the help in our case. It's been a long rocky road for us, but hopefully now we can move on. So a big thank you, coming to see us was really appreciated.”

“Thank you so much for everything you've done. You and your team have been a huge help during a difficult time. It has been a pleasure working with you and your team”

Notable Settled Cases

Anonymised RTA Case

Fatal accident claim following road traffic collision, under the Law Reform (Misc Provisions) Act 1934, and Fatal Accident Act 1976, Neil secured a settlement of£242,980.00.

Anonymised RTA Case

Road Traffic Collision leading to bilateral wrist fractures, and ACL injury to his client previously employed as a heating and plumbing engineer, suffering disability as a result. A settlement reached of £461,000 was secured at JSM.

Anonymised RTA Case

Liability disputed RTA, the defendant acquitted on charge of driving without due care and our client found guilty of speeding (over 65mph in 40mph zone). Neil’s client suffered multiple injuries to the knees, pelvis, and ankle, with pre-existing lower back issues. Settlement reached at JSM securing £231,029.

Anonymised RTA Case

Road traffic accident involving foreign driver and insurer, resulting in our client suffering a long term/degenerative hip injury. Case impacted by fundamental dishonesty allegations against the client. A settlement agreed at JSM £85,000.

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Qualifications & Accreditations

  • Law LLB (Hons) – University of Liverpool 2:1 - 2010
  • LPC – College of Law (Chester) – 2011
  • Qualified Solicitor 2016
  • Associate

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