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Robert Donlan

Senior Associate Solicitor


Robert joined Stephensons in 2007 as a graduate clerk and progressed to a claims handler in the personal injury department in 2010. In 2017 Robert was made a senior associate of the firm, qualifying as a solicitor on 2019.

Areas of specialism

  • Employers' liability
  • Public liability
  • Highway tripping claims
  • Product liability
  • Dog attacks
  • Road traffic accidents

Robert is an accredited member of the Law Society Personal Injury Scheme, which recognises experience, expertise and competence in handling personal injury matters.

Key cases

Robert acted for a client was involved in a road traffic accident, when the client lost control of the vehicle that she was travelling in, due to standing water on the road, causing the vehicle to aquaplane and strike the central barrier. The client incurred extensive injuries, requiring medical evidence from multiple medical experts and financial losses. Settlement was reached, post issue of Court proceedings in the sum of £85,000.

Robert acted for a client who sustained a contusional injury to the right cheek/forehead and a strain to the left knee, following a slipping accident at supermarket.

Robert acted for a child client, who received £12,500 after sustaining an open fracture to the fingertip of his right index finger requiring surgical fixation and nail bed repair, whilst viewing an air raid siren at a Museum.


"Following the unfortunate accident my insurers placed me in the care of Stephensons where Robert Donlan and his injury department team provided exceptional support, service and advice. Taking over three years to resolve I was always well informed, had several reflective conversations over the way forward culminating in an agreed pragmatic conclusion. Whilst it is hoped that I will have no further legal needs of this nature, but if in the future a similar situation occurs, I would have no hesitation in contacting Stephensons." - View from a satisfied client

"My contact with Stephensons, and Robert in particular, came about as a result of my insurers referring my compensation claim to Stephensons. Throughout the 3+ years it has taken to successfully settle my case, Robert has provided an excellent service, his professionalism balanced with a personal approach which has always been reassuring and I have greatly valued the advice, guidance and support he has provided. Not least has been the faith he placed in my case from the outset and the speed with which he responded to my correspondence, calls, etc. Put simply, I don't believe I could have been better represented and I would strongly recommend Robert to anyone who has the need for professional support when making a compensation claim." - View from a satisfied client

"I'm more than happy to give Stephens a 5* review because I've experienced nothing but professionalism from the very start from Robert Donlan. He was always happy to answer any questions I had and he didn't mind explaining thing's if there was something that I didn't understand fully. I was kept completely up to date throughout the time that my claim was ongoing and I was always grateful that Robert was patient when waiting for me to sign and return forms. I have nothing but positive praise for the service this company provided me with and I would definitely recommend Stephensons." - View from a satisfied client

"I recently used Stephensons Solictors to take a former employer to court for negligence after I was involved in 2 armed robberies. A massive thank you to Robert Donlan who helped me for over 2 years and he was absolutely fantastic! I have never done anything like this and everything was explained from start to finish. The service was outstanding from everyone who I came into contact with. I would like to say a special thank you to Gabrielle, the barrister that represented me. She was so lovely and put my nerves at ease on the day. She did such a brilliant job! I won the case with everyones help! If I were to ever use a solicitors again, it would definitely be Stephensons! I will definitely recommend to family and friends also! Thank you so much Stephensons!!!" - View from a satisfied client

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