A former Manchester Law Society President, John Dunn brings almost thirty years’ experience to the Citadel Law team. His working life began not in the law but in water pollution control with what was then, the North West Water Authority. However, after several years and as a result of many ‘debating’ sessions with a law graduate pal in The Albert Pub in Rusholme, he enrolled in a law degree at Manchester Polytechnic.

After qualification John joined leading trade union firm Jack Thornley and Partners, enjoying 26 years with the firm and acting for a number of trade unions, including USDAW and Unite, on a range of employment law and industrial accident and disease cases.

Since 2010, John has worked as a consultant with Walker Smith Way, again acting on behalf of a range of trade union clients.

At Citadel John’s vast experience and knowledge means he leads on key assignments with clients and teams and is highly respected for his professionalism and integrity. Having seen so many changes in civil litigation in his career, and always having adapted, Citadel clients have much to gain from his input.

Since April 2014 John has been carrying out post LASPO reviews analysing data post 1 April 2014 on the impact in low value RTA, EL, PL and OL caseloads. Looking specifically at quality of business leads, conversion rates, risk assessment, Mitchell and Durrant consequences, WIP lock up days and profit, his role has been vital to clients, advising on the emerging business models that will be successful post LASPO.

Professional memberships

  • Manchester Law Society
  • APIL

Three words that describe John at work

Almost always surprised.

For fun

Supporting Darlington FC, reading, and a pint or two with friends (the euphemism for this used to be “socialising”)