Head of highly regarded Welfare Benefits Department, which has been in existence since the establishment of Potter Rees Dolan Solicitors.
The firm has long-since understood the importance of holistic services for its litigation and Court of Protection clients, whilst it also undertakes multiple pro bono projects.
Those projects have included providing specialist support to the Headway Charity for brain injury survivors, both the national Charity and local groups and branches; the Spinal Injuries Association, The Brain Charity, Ronald McDonald House, Reuben’s Retreat, as well as operating an NHS Legal Surgery at the invitation of the NHS.
Peter was on the national panel of 9 Peer Reviewers for the Legal Services Commission when Legal Aid was more widely available for Welfare Benefits’ work.
Peter and his assistant both have relevant and senior second roles for the Ministry of Justice.
Career and education history
- Liverpool Polytechnic Law degree 1988;
- Worked in Social Welfare Law field since 1988. Qualified as Solicitor in 1998. Have worked in public and charity sectors, including Citizens Advice, Law Centre, Local Authority Welfare Rights services (eg, Manchester);
- Worked for Potter Rees Dolan since 2003, with 2 jobs throughout – for Disability Rights Commission (2001-7), Legal Services Commission (Peer Reviewer, 2007-2012), and Ministry of Justice in a senior role (since 2013).