Jo Readman


LLB (Hons) Senior Associate Solicitor

I’m Jo Readman and I'm a senior associate solicitor at White Dalton. I joined the firm in 2007 as a trainee, having been one of their clients following a motorcycle accident in 1999.


"I'm accredited as a Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. I run my own mixed value caseload including some very high value cases. I also work closely with some of the leading personal injury QC's in the country."

"My experience in dealing with serious and life changing injuries means that I can bring focus on the end result of all cases. One of my particular specialisms is taking cases from other solicitors and finding that they have been grossly undervalued by thousands to tens of thousands of pounds.

Having grown up around motorcycles, having my own bike licence and having been involved in a motorcycle accident means that I can bring my own personal experience to my work and that I am not easily swayed by unfounded defendant arguments."

Jo has less of a chequered career, before coming to White Dalton, than some of the other lawyers here.

She had her heart set on becoming a lawyer from a very young age, and went to university straight after leaving school, reading law at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. During that time her jobs included waitress, barmaid and bowling alley receptionist.

Jo's first bike was a restricted Suzuki GS500 but she swapped this for a 2003 Honda Hornet (600), which she loves and wishes she had bought in the first place. Dealing with motorcycle crashes every day gives Jo a realistic perspective on the risks of bike riding, and she has been known to point out to partners that their riding kit isn't up to scratch.

Her first contact with White Dalton was ten years ago as a client and she loved the atmosphere and camaraderie of the firm. Jo left university with a first class honours degree but rather than go to a commercial law firm, she wanted to relocate to the other end of the country to practice in the highly specialist field of motorcycle litigation.

We were so impressed by her during summer work placements that she joined us as a trainee solicitor, and she is now a qualified Solicitor and accredited as a Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Jo comes from a family of bikers, so her motivation is clear.

Accreditations:

APIL Senior Litigator

Qualifications:

LLB (hons) Law Exempting LPC

Rides:

Honda Hornet

Background:

Yorkshire girl

Likes/Dislikes:

  • A smart legal argument
  • Shoes and a bargain
  • Keeping up with ex despatch rider senior partners in traffic

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Accreditation and Regulation

  • The Legal 500
  • Chambers UK
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • The Law Society
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority
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