Gordon Cartwright


Personal Injury


E-mail: gordon.cartwright@jmw.co.uk

Tel: 0161 828 1832

Gordon is a Partner in JMW’s Catastrophic Injury team and a Special Ambassador for the Child Brain Injury Trust.  He has been with JMW since 2001 and qualified as a solicitor in 2003 after completing his training contract with the firm.  He became a Partner in 2009.

Gordon handles very high value personal injury claims and has a particular expertise in brain injury and amputation cases, regularly securing seven figure settlements on behalf of his clients. 

Gordon specialises in ensuring that his clients get the best possible rehabilitation right from the outset so that they can make the best recovery possible and that victims of catastrophic accidents receive a quality standard of care for the remainder of their lives.  He is a very focused individual and uses his thorough knowledge of the legal world to get the best settlements for his clients. 

Chambers and Partners, an independent guide to the UK legal profession, comments that Gordon is described by clients as a "very focused, caring and ambitious solicitor."

Outside work, Gordon enjoys cycling with his family, running and watching Manchester United.  He also enjoys nothing more than spending time at home with his wife and children.  Gordon will be running the Peak District Challenge on 22 September 2018 to raise funds for the Child Brain Injury Trust.

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. 

Gordon Cartwright


Child brain injuries

Adult brain injuries

Complex spinal injuries

Traumatic amputations


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.  

What others say

Mrs C.O, Client: Thank you so much for your hard work bringing this case to close, I am very pleased with the outcome and will be happy to recommend you.

Mr W, Client: A very professional, efficient and courteous service.  In terms of improving your service, the only thing I can say is “why try and fix something that’s not broken?”

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. 

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