Appointment of John McQuater as the Lay and Consumer Advice member on CPRC

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John McQuater is appointed to the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) from 5 April 2019 to 4 April 2022.

John McQuater is a solicitor and a partner at Atherton Godfrey LLP, Doncaster, where he is the Head of Litigation. He is a solicitor advocate, with rights of audience in the higher courts for all civil proceedings. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, with accredited status as a Senior Fellow.

He is also a member of the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors, the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, the Law Management Section of the Law Society, the South Yorkshire Medico-Legal Society and the Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates.

He is the author of ‘Model Letters for Personal Injury Lawyers’ and the ‘APIL Guide to Personal Injury Claims Procedure’. He is also a contributor to the APIL Guide to Clinical Negligence, the APIL Personal Injury Law, Practice and Precedents and the 5th Edition of Medical Negligence by Michael Jones.

He is the Deputy Case Digest Editor, and on the editorial board, of the Journal of Personal Injury Law. He is a past president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, the Doncaster and District Law Society and the Yorkshire Union of Law Societies.

John McQuater has not declared any political activity. The appointment is subject to security clearance.

Appointments to the Civil Procedure Rule Committee are made by the Secretary of State for Justice and are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. This appointment has been made in line with the Governance Code on Public Appointments.

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