Solicitor of the Year 2024

Award-winning solicitor James McNally has added to his collection of accolades by winning the 2024 DASLS Solicitor of the Year Award which was presented to him by TV’s Rob Rinder.

James, who is widely known in the British media simply as ‘The Dog Bite Solicitor’, beat a highly competitive field of nominated lawyers.

In their commendation the judges of the prestigious DASLS awards said:

“For this award the judges were looking for entrants who stand out from the crowd and who had had a positive and demonstrable impact on their organization, colleagues and communities. The winner of this award has made their mark in their specialist area giving evidence to select committees and having strong client testimonials for their dogged determination to achieve a good result.”

The judges were impressed by the fact that Parliament recently called upon James’ expertise and invited him to appear before a Parliamentary Committee alongside The Rt Hon. the Lord Baker of Dorking — formerly known as Kenneth Baker, who was Home Secretary at the time of the introduction of the Dangerous Dogs Act.

James’ work has attracted widespread press interest and he has featured in numerous national newspapers including, The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Guardian, and Express. He has also appeared extensively on Radio and TV.

James was congratulated on his award by his fellow partners, with Lee Dawkins commenting:

To be named DASLS Solicitor of the Year is an exceptional achievement and the entire firm is extremely proud of James’ achievements. It’s recognition of the dedication and expertise he has shown in his specialist field. and confirms that his efforts have been acknowledged and appreciated by his peers.”

James was naturally thrilled to receive the award, and said:

“I am hugely humbled to be named DASLS Solicitor of the Year. It’s a moment of real pride, gratitude, and inspiration. The judges noted the number of supportive reviews and comments that my team and I have received from our clients, and that kind of feedback really does let you know that you’re doing things right. Getting the very best result for our clients is our number one priority and an award like this encourages us to strive for continued excellence and service.”

If you require guidance on recovering compensation for a dog bite then contact award-winning solicitor James McNally for a free case review and details of No Win No Fee funding.

Contact our free legal helpline on 0333 888 0404 or email us at [email protected]

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Lee Dawkins

Over the past 30 years Lee has overseen the expansion of the firm’s litigation department. He developed our personal injury and clinical negligence teams, creating various niche areas that now enjoy a national profile. He pioneered contentious probate, setting up one of the UK's leading inheritance dispute teams and established Slee Blackwell as a force within claimant professional negligence. He now works as the firm's marketing partner.
Picture of Lee Dawkins

Lee Dawkins

Over the past 30 years Lee has overseen the expansion of the firm’s litigation department. He developed our personal injury and clinical negligence teams, creating various niche areas that now enjoy a national profile. He pioneered contentious probate, setting up one of the UK's leading inheritance dispute teams and established Slee Blackwell as a force within claimant professional negligence. He now works as the firm's marketing partner.

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