James McNally



James McNally, who was named DASLS Solicitor of the Year 2024, joined Slee Blackwell in 2001 and is the head of the firm’s personal injury department.

He is a previous winner of DASLS Young Solicitor of the Year, and was named a “Pro Bono Hero” by the Attorney General.

James’s expertise in animal law led to him becoming widely known in the British media simply as “The Dog Bite Solicitor”.

He was shortlisted for ‘Claimant Lawyer of the Year’ at the National Personal Injury Awards in 2021.

Recommended in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500

“Practice head James McNally has built a niche specialism representing claimants in incidents arising out of dog bites.”

Recent Client Feedback:

“Always very friendly, approachable throughout making me feel confident in my case, and the confidence given by him showed.”


“James was professional, knowledgeable, honest and friendly at all times. I couldn’t have asked for better service.”


“I cannot stress enough that you have made this process as smooth as possible and I am extremely grateful for your service. Hopefully I shall never be in this situation again, however, you will be my first call due to your professionalism and continued support throughout the whole process.”


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