Gordon Cartwright


Chambers and Partners, an independent guide to the UK legal profession, comments that Gordon is an up-and-coming partner who attracts praise for his handling of high-value personal injury claims. The Legal 500 2015 describes Gordon as having "a superb eye for detail". 

Outside work, Gordon enjoys playing football and watching Manchester United.  He recently took up golf, but unfortunately his love for the sport does not quite match his ability!  He also enjoys nothing more than spending time at home with his wife and baby daughter. 

Why did you join JMW?
I completed a work experience at the firm when I was 16 years of age with my older brother who was then working in the business crime department.  I was inspired during my 2 week work experience and I decided that I wanted to work at JMW. 


Brain injuries

Complex spinal injuries

Traumatic amputations

Falls from height

Other serious injury cases

Key cases

  • Handling a claim where the Claimant sustained a brain injury after being deliberately knocked over by a motorist.  As a result of the serious nature of the injuries sustained the Claimant had difficulty engaging with the rehabilitation process.  With the experience gained over the years I was able to add real value to the Claimant in terms of getting the right care package and experts on board at the earliest possible opportunity to ensure the best possible result in terms of rehabilitation and maximising the claim for damages.
  • Recovering substantial damages for a Claimant who was made redundant as a result of his sickness record.  Although the Claimant was able to return to work after the accident he was subsequently made redundant on the basis of his sickness record.  Following an application for disclosure of documents relating to the Defendant’s selection criteria for redundancy which was heavily opposed we were able to show that the Claimant would not have been made redundant had it not been for the accident related absence. 
  • Settling a fatal accident claim arising out a very high profile accident within three months of receiving instructions.
  • Securing compensation for a client who had suffered hair loss as a result of her hair salon's poor advice and guidance. As well as losing her hair, the client was very emotional after the accident and the compensation we were able to gain for helped her to resolve the incident and move on.                                                                    

Mrs C.O, Client: Thank you so much for your hard work bringing this case to close, I am very pleased with the outcome and will be happy to recommend you.

Mr W, Client: A very professional, efficient and courteous service.  In terms of improving your service, the only thing I can say is “why try and fix something that’s not broken?”

Who would you...

Share a pint with:
Eric Cantona. 

Have cook for you:
Would have to say my mother in law.  She is Italian and makes a mean cannelloni. 

Stay in with:
My wife and daughter.  An ideal night in for me involves a DVD, takeaway and a few bottles of Peroni.