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Jon Crocker

Managing Partner

Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

Jon is managing partner of Bindmans, and Head of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team.

He has a wide range of experience in both personal injury and clinical negligence work, having qualified in 1992 and specialised in these fields since 1994. Jon specialises in complex, high-value claims involving clients who have sustained brain damage, amputations and spinal injuries, whether caused by an accident or a mistake during medical treatment.

Jon has also handled professional negligence claims against solicitors and counsel in a range of fields, including conveyancing and personal injury.

In the last two years, Jon has settled claims worth an aggregate total of over £30 million (on a capitalised basis).

His expertise has been recognised by both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.

He has a keen interest in trying to improve the lives of those who suffer from a disability. After leaving university, he worked for several years as a carer in homes for children and adults suffering from a variety of learning disabilities. His interest in this field has continued in his clinical negligence and personal injury work, where his practice focuses upon clients who have suffered serious head and brain injuries.

Education and career
  • Jon graduated from the University of Manchester in 1985 with a BA (Hons) in Politics and Modern History
  • He qualified as a solicitor in 1992, and joined Bindmans LLP in 1999. He was appointed partner 2003

Jon regularly acts for adults and children who have suffered catastrophic life-changing injuries. Since December 2021, Jon has settled claims worth an aggregate total of over £30 million (on a capitalised basis). Recent cases include high-value settlements for a child with cerebral palsy, two lower limb amputees, and two adults who received seven-figure settlements arising out of an Occupiers Liability Claim and a Clinical Negligence Claim respectively

Jon’s cases include:

  • Securing a settlement of over £20 million for a child who sustained catastrophic life-changing injuries following a delayed cesarean section at birth
  • A multimillion pound settlement for a man who sustained a traumatic brain injury following a fall at public premises
  • A multimillion pound settlement for a man who sustained a serious brain injury due to failings in his clinical care
  • A seven-figure settlement for a man who suffered double below-the-knee amputations as a consequence of failings in his medical care
  • A substantial settlement for a senior citizen who suffered a through the knee amputation following a road traffic accident. The settlement reflected a successful trial of a state of the art prosthetic
  • A settlement with a capitalised value of over £4.4 million for a boy who sustained brain damage following a failure to monitor his temperature after he underwent a cardiac catheterisation procedure
  • £5.5 million for a boy who sustained brain damage at birth due to obstetric negligence
  • £2.55 million in a clinical negligence case for a child who sustained cerebral palsy at birth
  • £1.25 million (2.08 million on full liability basis) for a man who sustained a head injury after a road traffic accident
  • £1.1 million in a professional negligence claim against solicitors and counsel for procedural errors in their handling of a personal injury claim
  • £715,000 for a man who sustained a head injury following an accident at work
  • £850,000 of a child who suffers from an Erb’s palsy injury and other neurological injuries following an episode of shoulder dystocia
  • £500,000 for a child who was injured after he cycled into the path of a bus
  • £232,500 for the family of a doctor who died two years after suffering a stroke following the negligence of his heart condition
  • £100,000 in a professional negligence claim against a firm of solicitors for failing to make appropriate enquiries of a planning authority

What clients say

Living outside the UK it was not obvious to select a firm of solicitors to start proceedings against a UK defendant whose negligence caused my accident. Through a local friend I was referred to Bindmans and from day one I felt that I had made the correct choice. Although my case was not always straightforward from legal point of view I have been very pleased with the quality of the legal advice and the support that I have received from Yagmur and Jon. I could not have expected a better performance

I was extremely satisfied with the service provided because of the high quality and objective legal advice dealing with all positive and negative aspects of my file. My file was very actively and efficiently managed on a day-to-day basis and I had excellent personal contacts

– Mr Marcus Bernaert, Belgium (August 2016)

We just wanted to put pen to paper

– DJ

Many thanks from all our family for the service we received

Many thanks from all our family for your efforts in handling my father’s case in a very sensitive and supportive manner

– MH
Chambers and Partners UK 2024
  • Jon is ranked Band 3 in Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant.
  • He is described as ‘a very considered and impressive practitioner. He’s got very good judgement on cases.”
Legal 500 2024
  • Jon is recognised as a ‘Leading Individual’ in Personal Injury (Claimant).
  • Jon is also commended by clients for his one of a kind Clinical Negligence (Claimant) practice.
  • ‘It has been a particular pleasure to work with Jon Crocker. In addition to being an extremely experienced lawyer, he has an extensive knowledge of neurological problems and how they affect patients.’
  • ‘Jon Crocker and his team have always explained clearly any course of action or proposal they have wanted me to agree to, and have always promptly responded to any request or question I have had.’
  • ‘Jon Crocker is very responsive, responsible and experienced. A safe pair of hands.’
Chambers and Partners UK 2023
  • Jon is ranked Band 3 in Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant
  • Jon Crocker heads the clinical negligence team at Bindmans. He frequently advises on brain injury and Erb’s palsy claims arising from obstetric negligence. He has further experience of psychiatric and fatal injury claims
  • Feedback says he “really cares about his clients and is very experienced”
  • Jon is recognised as a ‘Leading Individual’ in Personal Injury: Claimant. He is described as “an excellent solicitor with warmth and dedication”
  • “Jon Crocker is the safest pair of hands I have come across”
Professional memberships
  • AvMA’s Clinical Negligence Panel since 2001
  • Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel (1998 to 2014)
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (since 1995)
  • Appointed to Headway list of panel solicitors in 2007
  • Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association