JM Skinner & Co.

Empathy, Integrity, Commitment

We are a niche practice specialising in clinical negligence, industrial injuries and asbestos claims.

We are committed to providing quality representation and have recovered damages for the victims of medical and industrial accidents, nationwide.

We are also able to provide a range of services to our clients including Conveyancing, Wills and Probate, Consumer and Contract Disputes.

No win, no fee funding

Quality Advice and Support

We are able to offer the majority of our personal injury clients, no win/no fee funding with after the event insurance (ATE) to cover the risk of losing.  This means:

If successful your base legal costs, expert and Court fees are met by the other side; in accordance with Law Society guidelines, the only deduction from damages is the cost of the ATE premium and any success fee which will never exceed 25% of the damages recovered.

If unsuccessful you will not pay any of the legal costs or expenses that you have incurred; the other party’s costs are met by the ATE policy, along with the premium.

In other words, if unsuccessful you are not required to meet any legal costs, expenses or insurance premium.

We are proud of the results that we achieve for our clients and though often fighting complex cases we are successful in the vast majority.

We are a dedicated team of lawyers with extensive experience of representing claimants. We aim to conclude cases as quickly as possible, making full use of the Court Rules to ensure that maximum damages are recovered. We attach the highest priority to client care and to supporting clients and their families, when most needed.

For those suffering serious or terminal conditions we will visit clients at home and assist with application for appropriate welfare benefits and advise on palliative and hospice care.


Mr RD – Industrial Disease Case

"I would like to thank JM Skinner & Co for the excellent service provided. Against a very hostile employer you persevered and prevailed through research, tenacity and assertion. I would gladly recommend you to anyone "

Mr A – RTA

"We are grateful to you and your team for making this legal case as hassle free as possible, Due to the remarkable expertise of all of you the whole process ran smoothly."

Mrs VH

"I was very fortunate to be put in touch with JM Skinner & Co. I was kept in touch at all times about my case. It was professional conducted. I cannot speakly highly enough of them. Thanks for the great result."


"Thank you so much for your help in the case, you and your staff have been very professional and very straight, you have a vast knowledge in your field which made me have so much faith in you. Without your help and constant hard work I wouldn’t have received anything. You were a great listener and very understanding, which is what you need in a solicitor. My family and I cannot thank you enough."

Mr B – VWF Claim

"Thank you once again for all the trouble you have taken and all you did for me, I know you worked really hard on my behalf and that help has been gratefully received."

Mr S – Asbestos Related Disorder

"Without your help and work, there would be no way I would have won such a claim."

Mrs LH – Clinical Negligence case

"Mr Skinner and his team represented me in relation to a case relating to surgery on my knee which went wrong. The case was defended vigorously by the Hospital. However, due to hard work, perseverance and expertise my solicitors won through recovering a compensation payment which has made a huge difference to my family and I."

Mr & Mrs E – Accident Case

"Thank you for the first class service we received during our recent claim. You and your staff were professional and helpful and we were very pleased with the outcome."

Mr WB – Disease Case

"Thank you to you and all your staff for all the help and guidance and consequently the successful outcome."

Mr MG – Asbestos Case

"Thank you for your hard work and sensitivity in handling this matter, which met with our entire satisfaction."

JC– Asbestosis Case

“Skinner’s acted on my behalf in an Asbestos case for the exposure received as a young man, working in power stations. We faced a number of technical arguments and with help of Skinners and a team of senior experts we succeeded in securing substantial damages. It is only when I look at the files that I realised effort and expertise that goes into fighting such a case. I really appreciate the team’s efforts, filling me with confidence right from the start and managing the whole process in a competent and professional way. I am delighted with the result”.

PW – Asbestosis Case

“Skinner’s represented my elderly uncle in a claims for lung fibrosis and pleural thickening as a result of exposure to asbestos dust in the 1960’s. The case was complex and defended by the insurers on all fronts. Skinners fought hard to overcome the technical arguments. They succeeded in settling the case out of court, recovering a substantial sum in damages. The overall service was undoubtedly 5 stars”.

JJ – Industrial Injury

“I received the highest level of professionalism, I was always treated with the utmost respect and courtesy. I was kept informed every step of the way, Skinners worked tirelessly to overcome various legal obstacles, always tenacious and ultimately winning to a just outcome. I would recommend this Practice 110%”.

NA – Personal Injury Case

“I cannot recommend highly enough the services of Skinners. From beginning to end I found them to be thorough, compassionate and determined to achieve justice. My settlement exceeded my expectations. Fantastic team and fantastic result”.

TP – Mesothelioma Case

“My Husband was diagnosed with Mesothelioma and sadly lost his battle with the asbestos cancer within 8 months. I know that when Dave met Mr Skinner he had a big impact on him, assuring him that he would take care of everything. He and his team were such a support to myself and family. They were understanding and compassionate and achieved the very best outcome for us. I would highly recommend them to anyone”.

TF – Commercial Dispute

I have engaged JM Skinner & Co on several occasions, over the years I have found their thoroughness, diligence and tenacity when faced with formidable opposition, very reassuring, the high quality of service has on all occasions resulted in a positive outcome for me. The staff are approachable and helpful and seem imbued with his work ethic of never give in!

WB – Representation at Inquest and Negligence Action

“From the beginning, I felt my fight to get justice for my son was in safe hands. We were given a voice at the inquest and received the verdict we needed. As a grieving family we were in awe of his level of commitment and have nothing but respect for Mr Skinner. I cannot repay Skinners for the opportunity to have a voice and would recommend them without hesitation and rate their service as 5 star.”

JB – Clinical Negligence Case

“Skinners were recommended to represent the family in relation to Inquest proceedings and to advice on a potential clinical negligence case. We do not feel anything more could have been done on this case. Skinners explained in full detail in lay-mans terms what outcomes could be expected. As for the level of service we would definitely give 5 out pf 5 stars”.

BB – My Husband’s claim for Asbestosis

“We were treated at all times as individuals and never felt as if we were just another case on the list. We were impressed by their thoroughness, enthusiasm, expert and compassionate guidance. All members of this superb team were totally professional and reliable throughout the process. The settlement received was way above our wildest expectations and the hard work and dedication to see the fight with insurers through to the finish was amazing. We would recommend them without hesitation”.

Clinical Negligence

The majority of health professionals are dedicated to their work and provide high standards of care. In spite of this, there are occasions when standards of care fall below those required resulting in injury, disability or death.

These claims can be more complex than most. We are proud of the results which we achieve in cases involving General Practitioners, Dentists and Hospital Doctors in a wide range of medical disciplines including general practice, orthopaedic, gynaecology/obstetrics, dental, ophthalmology, oncology and others. In recent years, we have acted for a large number of clients in cases involving hospital acquired infection and pressure sores.

We are members of the Association of Victims of Medical Accident (AVMA) and are corporate members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and hold the APIL corporate and ISO900 quality mark. As solicitors we are committed to the Rules of Professional Conduct and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). As a practice, we hold the following quality marks: APIL Corporate, IIP, ISO 9000. As Solicitors, we are subject to rules of professional conduct and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

If you would like more information about the practice or to receive free preliminary advice, please contact us

Industrial Injuries and Asbestos Cases

Our cases involve exposure in a wide range of occupations and industrial settings, including dock work, shipbuilding/repair, foundries, construction, power stations and many other sectors. In recent years, we have acted for family members who have received no direct exposure and also for those employed in non-industrial settings such as school teachers and administrative workers.

We are often instructed by Executors or next of kin of deceased claimants, bringing claims on behalf of the estate of the deceased under the Fatal Accidents and Law Reform Acts.

We recover damages for the full spectrum of asbestos disorders, including Diffuse Pleural Thickening (DPT), Lung Fibrosis (Asbestosis), Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma.

Write to us:
JM Skinner & Co. Solicitors
Birkenhead, CH41 5EU

0151 666 1122

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