About Us

We are a firm of qualified solicitors with over twenty years of experience. Your case will be handled by a fully qualified solicitor. We do not use legal/litigation executives or paralegals.

Founded by Thomas Howarth and David Walkinshaw, we make it our business to make compensation claims hassle free for those who’ve been injured as the result of an accident that was not their fault.

Tom Howarth

tom howarth solicitor

Tom Howarth is a Partner with HW Solicitors, specialising in personal injury claims. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1997 with an upper second class LLB (hons) Law degree.  He completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice the following year. He then commenced a training contract with a large national law firm acting upon behalf of defendant insurance companies. Upon qualifying as a solicitor in 1998 Tom specialised in defending personal injury claims on behalf of insurance companies.

In 2003, he formed a partnership with David Walkinshaw to found HW Solicitors and specialises in recovering compensation upon behalf of the victims of road traffic accidents, slips and falls and injuries at work.

Tom is a very keen cyclist and runner and holds qualifications as a mechanic, cycling coach and also a cycle instructor.

He specialises in accidents involving cyclists and is aware of their specific issues when involved in accidents. These include the types of injury sustained, the specific appropriate medical treatment and the repair or replacement of specialist cycling equipment.

David Walkinshaw

David Walkinshaw solicitor

David Walkinshaw is a Partner with HW Solicitors, specialising in personal injury claims. He undertook his training contract with a large national law firm acting upon behalf of defendant insurance companies. Upon qualifying as a solicitor in 1998 David specialised in defending personal injury claims on behalf of insurance companies.

In 2003, he formed a partnership with Tom Howarth to found HW Solicitors and specialises in recovering compensation upon behalf of the victims of road traffic accidents, slips and falls and injuries at work.

David specialises in high value personal injury claims involving injuries of the utmost severity and death. He is expert at identifying medical experts  with appropriate fields of specialism to provide reports and recommend  suitable medical treatment .