David Lydon

David Lydon

Clinical Negligence Specialist, Senior Litigation Practitioner
Accident & Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence

Office: Birmingham

About David Lydon

David provides a range of personal injury legal advice; offering a very personable and bespoke service to all his clients supported by an excellent team to offer the best level of service and achieve the best possible outcome.

He deals with many areas of personal injury including clinicial negligence, employers and public liability claims.  He assists clients to achieve the compensation that they are entitled to.

David has undertaken a number of notable cases before the Court of Appeal both on matters of finding of fact and on points of law. David has a very high technical ability and meticulous attention to detail.

Recent Cases

David acted for a client who underwent a straight forward surgical procedure to his left shoulder. Although the procedure was successful in terms of relief from continued pain, Mr G was left with significant scarring following an adverse reaction to the iodine which his treating physicians failed to remove.

Mr G achieved a 5 figure compensatory sum.

David has also undertaken a number of notably and successful cases before the Court of Appeal in fighting his client's claims.

What our clients say

What David's clients say about his services:

“David Lydon was excellent. He really helped me with my case and made the whole process from start to finish easy. I’m pleased with the outcome and it was all thanks to David. Cannot thank him enough.”

Ms Priyanka Chavda

“Thank you for the outstanding work you did for me. Words cannot give my appreciation, justice. You were superbly efficient and professional. Your foresight on all matters on my case was truly remarkable. I owe the success and victory of my case to your dedication and perseverance. Once again my heartfelt thanks” Mr M – Harborne.

“I wish to thank you very much for your advice fighting my case in particular your guidance and excellent work which led to result and closure we were looking for. I was very pleased with how you carried out my claim”. Mrs W – Stourbridge.

“Thank you so much for dealing with my late mothers accident claim. It is much appreciated by all the family and the outcome for compensation was better than expected” Mrs L – Moseley.

“Thank you so much for all of your wonderful, kind support regarding my case. It was greatly appreciated as always !”  Ms R – Hall Green.

“Excellent service and communication” Ms N – Marston Green

“Thank you David Lydon, excellent service” Mrs J Stones

“Always delighted with any communication I had to make to your office. Details I did not understand were always explained in a manor that I could understand. Thank you”

“We have used Sydney Mitchell before, for Will making and have always been very happy with the service, Mr Lydon was very helpful. Thank you. ”

“David Lydon and the rest of the Sydney Mitchell team did a great job. The outcome was most satisfactory…”

Mr R.A.Rose

“Very impressed with how professional and dedicated all the staff involved in the case were. Made the case as stress free as possible which I am very grateful for”

“Very satisfied. A special thank you to Mr Lydon”

Richard Quinn

What the Directories say

Legal 500 - 2019-2020 testimonials:

  • 'David Lydon stands out as a very experienced, hands on and pragmatic practitioner who is very well able to handle substantial and high value claims across the range of personal injury cases'.
  • 'David Lydon is the most diligent and understanding solicitor I have ever met'.


Career History

  • September 2017 - Senior Litigation Practitioner - Sydney Mitchell LLP
  • 2006 - 2016 Senior Litigation Exec - Pearson Rowe
  • 2001-2006, Senior Litigation Exec - Cartwright & Lewis
  • 1999 - 2001, Senior Litigation Executive - Irwin Mitchell
  • 1988-1996, Litigation Executive - French & Co.

Interests and Hobbies

Family, travel and ice hockey.

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