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Telephone: 0161 214 4817
A Partner within the firm, Jeff’s career of over 30 years as a litigation solicitor has spanned a number of disciplines including general commercial litigation, matrimonial law and employment law. However, his particular expertise and focus for the last 12 years has been Claimant personal injury work.
Having been a civil litigation solicitor throughout his professional career, Jeff has seen firsthand the challenges and demands that litigation proceedings have on the financial and emotional resources of the parties. Understanding the human and commercial benefits of mediated settlement, Jeff is committed to the early resolution of disputes of whatever size and complexity, with minimum cost and delay.
A strong supporter of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Jeff received accreditation as a Mediator through Clerksroom in April 2009 and has a willingness to mediate a range of cases including personal injury, employment disputes and commercial contract claims.
Professional Memberships and Accreditations
- Admitted as a Solicitor in February 1979
- Senior Partner/Member Croftons Solicitors LLP
- Post Graduate Diploma in Personal Injury Law
- Law Society Personal Injury Panel
- Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
- Member of Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS)
- Panel Member of Quality Solicitors
- Member of Civil Mediation Council
- Mediator – April 2009
- Trustee of the Furniture Station Charity working to supply individuals with furniture and white goods to their homes
Although based in North West England (Manchester), Jeff is prepared to travel throughout the UK if requested.
On a personal note, Jeff is married with two adult sons. His spare time is divided between his enjoyment of mountain-biking, fell-walking, skiing and photography.
“Jeff is a most able practitioner who is well-versed in the difficulties faced by each side in litigation so is ideally placed to act as a mediator. Jeff’s good humour, experience and skill make him ideally suited to the role of a mediator.”
Richard A Hartley QC, Cobden House Chambers
“What possible reason is there for not mediating…….only a madman does not want to settle!”
Sir Anthony Clarke, Master of the Rolls – 15 January 2009 – FOIL debate London
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