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Roger heads the Personal Injury team at Ward Hadaway. He has around 29 years’ experience in personal injury work and has been instrumental in building a specialist team at the firm.

He specialises in dealing with complex and high value claims, including those involving brain injuries, road traffic accidents, accidents at work, industrial disease, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and public liability.

Roger has acted for a number of clients who have sustained extensive trauma injuries that result in multi-million pound settlements.
He is accredited under the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme and is rated by Chambers Legal Directory as “highly accomplished” and by independent legal guide the Legal 500 as “tenacious, pragmatic, and skilled in his field.”

Legal 500 also described Roger as “knowledgeable, and always willing to go the extra mile for his clients” and noted that “his devotion to the cause is second to none” and that he is ”tireless in his pursuit of the cause of those he represents’ and is noted for his ‘outstanding practical application of the law’.”

The team has been recognised by national charity Headway for our legal expertise and commitment to improving the lives of survivors of brain injury and have been appointed as one of a select number of providers to be included in the Headway Head Injury Solicitors Directory 2020.

Roger is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is also a Deputy District Judge.

Expertise: Services

Private Individuals

What people say

  • You have handled my case in the most considered and professional manner. Your intelligent advice provided me the assurances I needed, I was thoroughly confident in your handling of the claim throughout.

    Client quote
  • [Roger O'Donnell is] knowledgeable, and always willing to go the extra mile for his clients... his devotion to the cause is second to none.

    Legal 500
  • [Roger O'Donnell is] tenacious, pragmatic, and skilled in his field.

  • Roger O'Donnell is 'tireless in his pursuit of the cause of those he represents' and is noted for his 'outstanding practical application of the law'.

  • Has a good reputation for its work on a comprehensive range of personal injury cases, including brain injuries, amputations and farm accidents. A respected option for high-value claims.

    Chambers & Partners