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David Dewar joins Winn Solicitors as Head of Contested Litigation



Winn Solicitors Ltd., the one-stop shop for accident management services, announced that David Dewar will join the firm from today, 5thAugust 2019, in the new role of Head of Contested Litigation (Associate Director)with overall responsibility for Part 7, Fraud, Employee Liability, Public Liability and, in time, other areas of litigation.

David's past involvement in commercial and key decision-making at large practises around changes to the Personal Injury (PI) market and his knowledge in general and commercial litigation, a new area which Winns plan to expand into post reforms, make him the perfect complement to the current Winns team.

He has extensive litigation experience in all aspects of personal injury and general litigation as well as experience in all types and value of PI work. He has widespread industry knowledge and know how, including longstanding relationships with a number of barristers' chambers.

David is well-known and respected throughout the industry qualifying 15 years ago at Browell Smith & Co before moving to Ward Hadaway where he became a Partner. He joins Winns from his Partner role at Beecham Peacock where he is described as a ‘tough litigator with meticulous attention to detail.'

David commented that, "Winn's innovative and holistic approach to clients' personal injury matters has transformed the personal injury sector and I am excited to be joining their award-winning team. I look forward to becoming part of their continuing success story."

With Jeff Winn, CEO of Winn Solicitors, adding, "We are delighted to secure the services of one of the region's leading lawyers. David brings a wealth of personal injury and general litigation experience, having been a partner at 2 prominent North East law firms. Being in a position to make such strong and key appointments, ahead of potential changes in the Personal Injury landscape, is indicative of our strength and standing in the market, reinforcing our intention to remain No 1 in our field, as well as entering into new areas of litigation in the forthcoming years."


For further information, please contact [Chris Birkett / The Marketing Department] at Winn Solicitors by emailingmarketing@winnsolicitors.comor calling 0191 276 1000.




Winn Solicitors, part of Winn group, is a Legal 500 Leading Law Firm which started trading in 2002 and became Limited in 2004. It is established in Road traffic Accidents, Employee Liability and Public Liabilityworking responsibly to ensure that innocent victims of non-fault road traffic and employer's liability accidents gain the reasonable compensation and support they deserve from our ‘One Stop Shop' accident management service. Through unparalleled client service and an industry-leading success rate for compensation cases, 30% of our business comes from personal recommendations.

          We take away the stress and frustration faced by many accident victims who have to deal with numerous different organisations whilst attempting to resolve the injuries and losses that they have suffered as a result of accidents which were not their fault.

          No excess to pay

          Approved repairer or own choice of repairer

          Like-for-like replacement hire vehicle for duration of repairs (not just a small courtesy vehicle)

          Independent vehicle engineer/assessor, to get the best deal for the client

          Total loss like-for-like hire vehicle replacement

          Notification to client insurer

          No claim on the client's own policy (if non-fault)

          Injury compensation

          Rehabilitation treatment

          51 First Response Team handlers, providing customer service from 8am till 8pm, Monday to Friday, 9am till 5pm Saturday and 10am till 4pm Sunday.

          Experienced handlers using all available tools i.e. Google Maps, MID, VBase.


Winn Solicitors has the following Accreditations and Awards

         Investors in People accreditation highlighting the progress we have made in staff development

         Lexcel practice management standard awarded to solicitors who meet the highest management and customer care standards

         Louder Than Words accreditation demonstrating a high commitment to meeting the access needs of customers and employees who are deaf or have hearing loss

         Personal Injury Awards 2017 Shortlisted for Claimant Personal Injury Team of the Year (Litigation Team)

         Northern Law Awards 2017 - Shortlisted for Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team of the Year for both Trials and Litigation Team

         Modern Law Awards 2016 - The Litigation team were highly commended in the Personal Injury Team of the Year category

         Personal Injury Awards 2016 - Winner of Outstanding Achievement of the Year

         Northern Law Awards 2016 - Shortlisted for Large Law Firm of the Year and Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team of the Year for both Trials and Litigation Team

         Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards 2016 - Shortlisted for Third Party Claims Management Team of the Year - General

         Modern Claims Awards 2016 - Shortlisted for Claims Management Company of the Year