Motorcycle Claims

Someone once told me, before I started riding, that there are two types of biker: one who’s fallen off and one who’s yet to fall off. It took me about a year to go from the second category to the first.– Neil John, Head of Civil Litigation.


It’s also fair to say that a person who has never ridden is unaware of the joy of riding, or just how vulnerable you are to injury in the event of an accident.

So why would you put your faith in a solicitor who doesn’t understand what you’re talking about?

Neil John and Iain Grimes are the founders of the BMF Biker Legal Line which ran from 2001 to 2010. Both were management committee members until Iain left their old firm to join Fraser Dawbarns LLP in 2008. Neil attended every single meeting for the 9 year run of the line. As a regional service, Neil and Iain covered Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire from offices in West Norfolk. Neil handled the accident and contract/consumer motorcycle claims while Iain dealt with business and conveyancing issues. Neil also served as resident Legal Expert for RiDE and Superbike magazines.

Iain is currently an Advanced Observer in his spare time, having passed both Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists (IAM) and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) advanced riding qualifications. He is also a volunteer rider for SERV Norfolk blood bikes and is credited with covering the first ever call for SERV Norfolk way back in October 2011. His current steed is a much loved BMW K1600GT.

Neil was also involved with SERV from it’s infancy, and served as a night controller covering an average of one night a week from the line activating for well over a year until illness and surgery forced him off the road and the all night shifts! After 6 long years off the road following illness Neil is at last back on two wheels. His beloved VFR750FV, which he owned for a total of 11 years, has been replaced with a BMW R1150RT. Neil said “It’s a completely different bike in terms of performance and power delivery but I need to be sitting upright now. It feels great to be back out on two wheels.”

Between them, Neil and Iain have almost 40 years riding experience.

If you’re unfortunate enough to have an accident, wouldn’t you rather talk to a solicitor who understands the law and what it is to be a biker?

Call us today on 01945 461456 and ask for Neil or 01366 383171 to speak to Iain for advice and support with motorcycle claims.

Neil John Fraser Dawbarns Glencoe Trip

Glencoe, June 2019, from Neil’s trip to Scotland

Neil John Fraser Dawbarns Glencoe trip 2

Glencoe, June 2019, from Neil’s trip to Scotland

Find out more about Neil John

Find out more about Iain Grimes

Read Neil’s article on Motorcycle Accident Claims

Read Iain’s profile on the Norfolk Blood Bikes Site