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David Bott

David is the senior partner at Bott + Co. He established the firm with Paul Hinchliffe and Gary Froggatt. The trio shared a vision they remain committed to today, namely to provide an unrivalled service to individual clients.

“At Bott + Co the customer experience is at the core of what we do. We aim to understand their specific issues to get the best settlement, in the quickest time, through the use of great IT and personable lawyers. This is why we continue to have a 4.7/5 customer satisfaction rating on Feefo and our clients would also recommend us to friends and family.”

David trained at a general high street practice in Stockport. After qualifying, he worked as a commercial litigator at Keoghs in Bolton (a defendant insurer practice). He is well versed in dealing with the most demanding of clients, often in both complex and challenging situations, having represented individuals from a range of backgrounds for several years.

Passionate about the rights of claimants David regularly lectures on business management, the changes in law and the protocols, personal injury law, flight delay law and Lexcel, the Law Society’s kite-mark on excellence in practice management. He regularly speaks at conferences and has appeared on BBC1 (The One Show, Watchdog, Rip-Off Britain, North West Tonight), Radio 4 (Moneybox), Radio 5 and local radio stations.


  • Personal injury
  • Flight delay
  • Cyclist claims
  • Employers’ liability
  • Road traffic accidents

Professional memberships and affiliations

Having been extensively involved in the MOJ streamline process, David sits on the “Portal Co” and “MedCo” boards, as the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) representative.

April 2006 – elected to the executive committee of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and he continues to sit on the committee. He was also elected to the executive committee of the legal management section of the Law Society and sat on the committee until 2012. During that time he served as vice chairman for two years.

April 2011 – April 2012: APIL president