Jonathan Peacock



I specialise in representing people who have sustained serious injury – including head injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and multiple orthopaedic injuries – in accidents. I also have 20 years’ experience of representing families who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents. I support families in inquest proceedings and damages claims for surviving dependents. 

My cases are often high value and involve rehabilitation, care, loss of earnings and housing claims for severely disabled individuals.

My recent cases have ranged in value from over £100,000 to over £10m.


Jonathan Peacock is praised for his "very calm and confident" manner. He draws significant praise for his handling of fatal accident and catastrophic injury claims, offering particular expertise in brain injury cases. Interviewees note that he is "very experienced and very good tactically," describing him as "a pleasure to deal with" and "very understanding" - Chambers & Partners 2017

Jonathan is "an outstanding lawyer" - ​Legal 500 2016

Market sources comment that "he really knows his stuff and has an easy way of explaining it to people." - Chambers & Partners 2016

"He has a relaxed manner but is a hard negotiator" - Chambers & Partners 2015

Sources describe him as "a star - he's incredibly bright, tactically astute and easy to get on with." It is also noted that "he's very good at managing people and his department, and he works efficiently on difficult cases." - Chambers & Partners 2014

"A force to be reckoned with in brain injury claims." - Legal 500 2013

"A remarkable track record" and "Very dynamic." - Chambers & Partners 2012


I have written and lectured widely on brain injury litigation, clinical negligence, coroners and inquests and human rights issues.

What inspired you to get into law?

As far as I can recall, it was my mother’s idea…

What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?

I enjoy working with clients to achieve financial settlements which give them access to the best rehabilitation and support, including adapted housing and assistive technology. 

What do you do away from the office?

I enjoy time with my family including long weekend walks with our dog, Kevin. Kevin has his own Instagram account – kevin_the_cavapoo – which he updates regularly.

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  • 27/10/2016
    Expert Industrial Illness Lawyers Receive Specialist Accreditation

    “This recognition is testament to the experience and dedication of Virginia and Isabelle and their achievement demonstrates Irwin Mitchell’s commitment to protecting the rights of those affected by asbestos related disease. “They should be incredibly proud to have been selected as accredited specialists and we of course are proud to have such experience and commitment within our Bristol team. “Exposure to asbestos can be extremely dangerous and we regularly see cases where individuals develop terminal conditions as a result of asbestos exposure decades ago. “Sadly, this often means those suffering with the disease, or their family members, are unable to recall exactly where they were exposed to the substance, or what measures, if any, were in place to protect them or their loved ones from the harmful dust and fibres. “Irwin Mitchell sees first-hand the affect that such a diagnosis can have on a person and their family and we strive to provide an unrivalled level of support and to help clients access the best possible care in order to give them the best quality of life and provide them with the much-needed answers as to how they came to be exposed to asbestos.”

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  • 14/07/2016
    Elderly Man Died Following Fractured Neck Which Hospital Failed To Diagnose For Two Months

    “Elizabeth and the rest of Mr Byrne’s family had many questions about his care, not least why it took so long to scan what we now know to be a neck fracture which led to considerable pain and ultimately paralysis for Mr Byrne before his death. “We will now be reviewing the coroner’s findings with Mr Byrne’s family and advising them on the next steps available to them.”

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  • 02/11/2015
    Irwin Mitchell Named Law Firm Of The Year At Bristol Pride Gala Awards

    “We are absolutely delighted to have received this award, with the prize being a great tribute to the fantastic range of work undertaken by many people within our office. “As well as sponsoring the Pride annual event, our caseworkers have consistently acted with empathy and understanding of the issues faced in the LGBT community and are a major credit to the firm. “We are committed across all of our offices to forging strong links across the communities where we are based and our IMEqual group does an important job of promoting the importance of an inclusive and supporting network for all employees. “The win is a great time to celebrate our commitment to this area and we are already thinking about the next steps we can take to improve our support even further.”

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  • 16/10/2015
    Irwin Mitchell Wins Social Responsibility Prize At Bristol Law Society Awards

    “We are delighted to have been recognised by the Bristol Law Society and the local legal community, with the award highlighting the huge emphasis we place on corporate social responsibility at Irwin Mitchell. “Across all of our offices we maintain a focus on ensuring that we are out in the community and helping local initiatives to provide vital support and in some cases change the lives of those who need support to get the best from life. Getting involved in this type of activity is at the core of what the firm holds dear. “We are incredibly proud of our links across the Bristol community and are determined to ensure that we continue to make further steps forward in supporting our community locally in any way we can.”

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