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Peter Lorence



Since qualifying as a solicitor, I have supported clients who have sustained life-changing injuries, in particular advising clients about traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and multiple traumas. I also represent individuals' families and loved ones following fatal accidents, which includes attending inquests. As an experienced biker and cyclist myself, I lend that understanding to specialising in acting for clients who have been involved in motorcycle or cycling collisions.

I am passionate about securing my clients interim payments wherever possible, so that I can put in place the appropriate rehabilitation, care package and accommodation before the claim has concluded. My colleagues and I work to improve the quality of life for our clients, overcoming the impact of a serious injury as best we can. I also work to ensure that partners and family get the help that they need, as well as support and assist them through the process.

I am also experienced with cases regarding incidents in public places or the workplace, as well as domestic air crashes. I also have expertise in acting for victims of childhood sexual abuse.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I wanted to be able to make a real, tangible difference to people's lives.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

Seeing clients gain access to early rehabilitation, care and support through compensation, and knowing that they can rebuild and restore their quality of life.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

The main advantage of working for a large leading firm is the breadth of knowledge and expertise among my colleagues, enabling me to work collaboratively to support my clients, working together to repair shattered lives.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

Either tackling green lanes on my BMW 1200GS, or - when time and family allow - going away on adventure motorcycle trips, the most recent being to Nepal and Morocco. Closer to home, I enjoy tennis, cycling and spending time with my family.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 23/11/2017
    Cyclist Warns Of Dangers Road Users Face After Suffering Fractured Pelvis and ‘Degloving’ After Lorry Knocks Him Off Bike

    Road safety is a cause we are passionate about as we see first-hand on a daily basis the impact that collisions can have on people’s lives – particularly vulnerable road users such as cyclists. Elliot’s experience is a stark reminder of the suffering that some people have to go through following a momentary lapse in concentration from other road users. “We hope that motorists and cyclists take heed of Elliot’s warning so others don’t have to go through the pain our client has had to endure over the past three years. “We’ll continue to work with Elliot to secure the necessary support and rehabilitation he needs to help with his recovery.”

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  • 31/10/2017
    Inquest Into Microlight Crash Rules Misadventure And Accidental Death

    “Our clients have faced an incredibly difficult year attempting to come to terms with their loss and their efforts have been made harder by the lack of clear answers regarding the incident. “This inquest has shed important light on the facts related to the case. Will now continue to work with the family to ensure they receive the support they need.”

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  • 25/10/2017
    Loved Ones Of Aviation Enthusiast Killed In Microlight Crash Reveal Hope For Answers At Inquest

    “Mr Sumner was a much-loved grandfather, father and husband and more than a year since his death, his family are still trying to come to terms with their loss. “Many questions remain around the exact circumstances of how the microlight came to crash and the aim of the inquest will be to examine the events leading to the flight, why Mr Crocombe lost control of the aircraft and analyse any other contributory factors. “All of this should go some way to providing a clearer picture in relation to the crash and also how lessons can be learned to improve flight safety in general.”

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  • 15/09/2017
    Sexual Abuse Survivor Speaks Of ‘Relief’ After Former Primary School Teacher Is Sentenced

    Many people who suffer sexual abuse as a child can be affected by the ordeal for the rest of their lives and their experiences can have a significant impact on the way they develop as an adult and how they live. “Through our work we deal with cases, such as this one, where children were targeted by the people who they should have been able to trust. “This woman has been extremely courageous to speak out about the abuse she suffered and we hope that what happened to her, and others, by Gordon Fleming will encourage organisations to learn from the past and implement every possible measure to protect vulnerable young people in the future. “I also hope the knowledge that Gordon Fleming has been jailed will encourage others who have survived his abuse to come forward and be heard. “We are now representing one such survivor and hope to secure a settlement to ensure she is able to access the therapy and support she needs to come to terms with what happened and make progress with her life."

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