Gordon Cartwright

Job Title: Partner

Location: Manchester

Personal Injury

Gordon is a Partner in JMW’s Personal Injury team. He has been with JMW since 2001, and qualified as a solicitor in 2003 after completing his training contract with the firm.

Gordon handles claimant personal injury work, dealing with a wide range of claims, specialising in serious and catastrophic injuries. He is a very focused individual and uses his thorough knowledge of the legal world to get good settlements for his clients. Gordon also supervises a team of junior fee earners, and is able to pass on his knowledge and sense of compassion to them.

Chambers and Partners, an independent guide to the UK legal profession, comments that Gordon is an up-and-coming partner who attracts praise for his handling of high-value personal injury claims. The Legal 500 2015 describes Gordon as having "a superb eye for detail".

Outside work, Gordon enjoys playing football and watching Manchester United. He recently took up golf, but unfortunately his love for the sport does not quite match his ability! He also enjoys nothing more than spending time at home with his wife and baby daughter.

Why did you join JMW?
I completed a work experience at the firm when I was 16 years of age with my older brother who was then working in the business crime department. I was inspired during my 2 week work experience and I decided that I wanted to work at JMW.

Who would you...

Share a pint with:
Eric Cantona.

Have cook for you:
My wife. She makes the best vindaloo and always makes sure the Moretti is chilled to perfection in the freezer before service.

Stay in with:
My family. An ideal night in for me involves a family movie (Uncle Buck, Turner and Hooch, Home Alone, etc.), popcorn and pizza.

JMW Is...




Key cases

  • Settlement of £5m for a child who suffered a brain injury in a road traffic accident.
  • Recovering in excess of £1.5m for a client who suffered an above the elbow amputation as the result of an accident at work.
  • Settlement of £1.4m together with provisional damages for the risk of developing epilepsy for a claimant sustained a brain injury after being deliberately knocked over by a motorist. As a result of the serious nature of the injuries sustained the Claimant had difficulty engaging with the rehabilitation process. With the experience gained over the years I was able to add real value to the Claimant in terms of getting the right care package and experts on board at the earliest possible opportunity to ensure the best possible result in terms of rehabilitation and maximising the claim for damages.

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