Our People

John Blackburn

John-BlackburnPrincipal of Blackburn & Co. – Solicitor (qualified 1994).

Areas of Practice,

John’s specialism is in clinical negligence in which he has over 22 years’ experience and is a well-recognised authority in this area of law. Additionally, John has extensive experience in a wide variety of personal injury claims.

John is passionate about motorbikes; having owned his first motorcycle in 1981. John is the proud owner of a Suzuki RF900.  John is happy to help bikers who have been injured in motor bike accidents.

He is also a confessed history boffin with a love of the sea.

As a former officer in the Royal Naval Reserve John also has the military knowledge and legal skills to effectively represent injured servicemen and women in PI claims.

John also provides the legal services which are often needed by clients who have suffered personal injury such as personal injury trusts, lasting powers of attorney and wills and probate.

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Elaine Potter

Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives (C.Filex).

Elaine joined Blackburn & Co. in April 2017.

Elaine has over 25 years experience in personal injury, industrial disease and clinical negligence claims involving a wide range of medical disciplines.



Outside of work, Elaine enjoys swimming and spending time with her family.


Graham Whitehouse

Consultant Solicitor


Christine Harley

Consultant Solicitor




Sarah White

swLegal secretary & Assistant










Denise Blackburn

Practice Manager

Sara Shanahan

Legal Assistant/Administrator

Callum Robinson Bowring