We think we’re good at what we do, but that’s not just our opinion.
When you pick a solicitor, you probably go on a mix of gut feel and recommendation and to a degree you just hope for the best. People in the know use Chambers rankings. It is primarily used by commercial users of legal services such as insurers and big corporates who need reliable market data about law practices and barristers. However, it is also a brilliant starting point for individuals looking to pick their legal advice carefully.
Chambers is an independent organisation which has been rating lawyers for many years. White Dalton come as highly recommended and you cannot buy your way into a Chambers ranking. To get in there you have to be at the top of your game. Independent researchers interview former clients, current clients, opponents, barristers (both the ones we use and the ones we have been against) and even judges and then come up with a totally independent analysis of where you sit in the market. Very few firms ever get “ranked” – the process is fierce and you need to be confident of your skills and reputation to put yourself forward. We come out of it pretty well.
White Dalton Motorcycle Solicitors has again been ranked as one of the top law firms by Chambers & Partners. They state we are known in the legal world as a:-
“…Boutique firm exclusively advising on claims arising from motorcycle incidents. Demonstrates knowledge on fatal and catastrophic injuries, including amputations, paraplegia and cases with serious psychological repercussions. Represents claimants in contested liability cases, complex quantum cases and cases under the MIB Uninsured Drivers Agreement.”
One client says: “The lawyers make you feel like more than just a client; they take the feelings and emotions of the client into consideration.”
Andrew Dalton and Andrew Prendergast have also been recognised in the legal world as “Notable Practitioners”
They state Senior Partner Andrew Dalton:-
“…advises on an array of claims arising from motorcycle collisions, including fatalities, paraplegia, amputations, chronic pain and psychological trauma.”
Sources say: “He is dedicated to the successful pursuit of his clients’ claims and involves himself wholeheartedly in that endeavour.”
They state Managing Partner Andrew Prendergast:-
“…advises on RTAs, including those resulting in amputations and psychological injuries.”
A client reports: “He has gone above and beyond for me during my case and has been there for me every step of the way.”
We are very pleased to be recognised once again by Chambers & Partners and as ever proud to represent the biking community.
You can’t get better standards than this from a more reliable source than “Chambers” – we are proud of what we as a small firm representing an unloved minority of road users have achieved. In our offices we refer to our clients by their first names, our clients are our lads (including the ones in their 70’s and 80’s) or our ladies. We do fight hard, with expertise and exceptional commitment for our “lads and lasses”. You will never just be a number at White Dalton. You place a great deal of faith in us by placing your injuries in our hands.
Our honesty comes from our independence. We have nothing to do with insurers or claims management companies. We neither pay nor receive referral fees and we never take commission from any of our experts. You would be surprised at just how rare this is in the legal profession. It is also unheard of in the claims factories where battery farms of unqualified claims handlers inadequately process claims, constantly looking for “revenue streams” of hire charges and “commissions” – or calling a spade a spade, a bribe. It is perfectly possible to be at the top of your game professionally without being a detached legal robot or a dodgy ambulance chaser looking to scalp as much as you can for yourself at every stage of the claim.
White Dalton Motorcycle Solicitors have taken niche practice to a new level, as their name indicates
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Their shared interest in motorcycling with their client base is reflected in their published client feedback, where the combination of skill, focus, drive, expertise and client handling is well regarded
They are a totally specialist motorcycle firm, where a full motorcycle licence with either a Barrister or Solicitor qualification are pre-requisites for a job interview. This level of focus has lead to a robust and expert litigation style. Unusually the firm is lead by an experienced High Court trial advocate and of the five partners four are qualified as Barristers, so the Court room is their natural environment.
White Dalton specialise in difficult motorcycle cases, and will regularly take on cases less specialist lawyers do not have the skills or nerve to take on. Andrew Dalton in particular in particular has gone on to win cases described as being “without reasonable prospects” by leading personal injury practitioners including QCs.
The firm brings a genuinely unusual skill set to this specialist area with the lawyers being very familiar with the law and authorities which arise from their small field, but unusually they are familiar with the specialist academic, scientific and best practice guidance for motorcycling and guarding this group of vulnerable road users against harm.
Their shared interest in motorcycling with their client base is reflected in their published client feedback, where the combination of skill, focus, drive, expertise and client handling is well regarded. Andrew Dalton is the legal Columnist and adviser to Fast Bikes magazine, Ride magazine, Bike magazine and the Royal British Legion Riders Branch.
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people
APIL is independent and provides accreditation for professionals who have achieved high standards of competence and expertise in personal injury law. To achieve accreditation lawyers and firms must satisfy specific and extensive criteria by providing evidence of their competency and experience in handling personal injury claims.
Andrew Dalton is accreditated by APIL. Andrew is a Fellow.