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Jonathan Pidduck

Managing Director

Jonathan is Managing Director of Girlings Personal Injury Claims Solicitors. He qualified as a Solicitor in 1996, but has been practising Law since 1984 (specialising in personal injury work since the late 1980’s). He has been on the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel (for lawyers with a proven track record in personal injury claims) since 1996. He is also a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, having achieved their “Senior Litigator” accreditation, and is on the Headway list of head-injury solicitors since 2014. In 2023, he was invited to join the Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jonathan was born and bred in East Kent. He worked in Ramsgate from 1984 to 1986, Margate from 1986 to 2000, Folkestone from 2000 to 2008, and Canterbury from 2008 to 2022. He is now based at our Sandwich branch.

He is experienced in dealing with a wide range of cases, including head injury, employers liability claims, road traffic claims, occupiers’ liability (eg slips and trips) and criminal injuries claims. He has conducted claims and appeals in the County Court, High Court, and Court of Appeal (for claims worth thousands of pounds to millions of pounds).

His caseload now consists almost entirely of claims for compensation for serious brain injury, and claims on behalf of clients whose symptoms from hypermobility syndrome/ Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) have been triggered or aggravated as a result of an accident.

Jonathan places great emphasis on rehabilitation, especially in brain injury claims, so apart from seeking compensation for injuries, loss of earnings, care needs and out of pocket expenses, he also does everything possible to make sure that the insurance company pays for whatever private medical treatment may be necessary to help his clients make as full a recovery from their injuries as they can.

Areas of expertise:

  • Brain injury claims

  • Fatal accidents

  • Hypermobility syndrome

  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Testimonials from Jonathan's recent clients:

Both Matt and I sincerely thank-you so very much for all of your hard work, effort and time that you have personally put into our case. You have worked tirelessly around the clock to make sure that you and your company could give us and our little ones the closure that we have so desperately needed for a very, very long time as a family!

Words really are not enough to say how incredibly grateful we are to have had such a wonderful, kind, professional, caring and genuine man to represent us. Allowing us to bring our case to a close, so that we may start to re-build our lifes with our small children. You will forever hold a very special place in our hearts.