Jan Canter BA (Hons)

With over 30 years in high-value catastrophic personal injury litigation, Jan is a highly experienced litigation lawyer specialising in serious and catastrophic injury cases. His expertise spans various types of accidents, including road traffic collisions, accidents at work, public liability claims, clinical negligence, and professional negligence.

Education and Background:

  • Degree: Honours in Modern History, Birmingham University
  • Law Conversion: City of London
  • Family Legacy: Comes from a family of legal professionals, including solicitors and barristers

Professional Recognition:

  • Number 1 Lawyer: Recently awarded the status of Number 1 lawyer in personal injury by Chambers, a worldwide renowned legal directory, a very rare distinction.


  • The Association Of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • The Motor Accident Solicitors Association
  • The Spinal Injuries Association
  • The Law Society
  • Long-term former member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel

Cases settled in the Last Few Years:

  • £4 million: Man in his 50s with a T5 spinal cord fracture from a head-on collision with a petrol tanker
  • £1.2 million: Lady in her 40s with spinal injuries following a negligently administered epidural injection
  • £1.1 million: Man in his 60s with brain damage, spinal, and lower limb injuries from a road traffic collision
  • £5.2 million: Lady in her 30s with brain damage due to A&E’s failure to refer her for a brain scan after a minor bicycle accident
  • £2.2 million: Homeless man in his 40s with brain injuries from a pedestrian accident
  • £1.25 million: Professional golfer in his mid-20s who suffered a career-impacting foot injury in a road traffic collision
  • £2.1 million: Financial director in his 50s with a mild brain injury affecting career progression
  • £750,000: Lady in her 40s who suffered breast cancer due to a failure to diagnose Paget’s disease early in the NHS treatment process

Client Reviews:

  • Linda Hoban – “At my lowest points (there were many) Jan would personally check in with me to see how I was doing and offer me hope and encouragement. Jan stood strong and steadfast, with his amazing knowledge of the law and belief in fighting for what is right, I am happy to say Jan fought so hard to see justice was done and we won my case. The time and effort Jan and his team put into helping me is something I can never repay them for, I am eternally grateful for this.”
  • Graham Lucking – “KLS and particularly Mr Jan Canter and his team were courteous, patient and efficient at all times. Very professional.”
  • Sheharyar As’ad – “This was a large claim as a result of a serious, life changing accident. Our first contact was with Jan Canter, solicitor, and we immediately felt we would be safe in his hands.”
  • Grant Paul-Florence – “Jan Canter was incredibly supportive and helpful in explaining the process and navigating challenges with my insurers. I knew then I would be in safe hands.”
  • Jill Maher – “Jan Canter and his very efficient team talked us through the procedure. The complete journey from post-accident to settlement was very smooth, painless and we are very happy with the result KLS Law supplied us with. A job well done by a very professional company.”
  • Toby Tree – “Jan and Faye were great. The attention to detail over the 2 years I worked with them and support from a personal level was great. would highly recommend 5*.”
  • Miss Mustafa – “5*s are not enough to rate KLS Law. I would highly recommend their services, highly professional and efficient in everything they do. When I handed over my case to Jan Canter, it was a weight lifted off my shoulders and everything was put in order and dealt with smoothly. Jan is extremely knowledgeable, fair and such a great solicitor, I could not recommend him enough.”

Special Interests: Jan has a particular interest in brain injury and catastrophic injury cases including spinal cord injury and paralysis cases, supported by a niche network of experts. His has personal experience as an avid road cyclist who has endured both fault and no-fault accidents allowing him to empathise deeply with clients.

Approach: He maintains a hands-on approach, prioritising regular and clear communication through in-person visits and remote meetings. Jan values building strong relationships with clients and understands the importance of trust and detail in legal practice.

Expert Testimony: In complex cases, Jan strategically uses expert testimony. For example, he meticulously selected a professional golf employment expert and thoroughly scrutinised medical evidence in a settlement for a professional competitive tournament golfer. His dedication to detail and expert selection has proven successful in many challenging cases.

Motivation: Jan’s enthusiasm for his work remains strong. He is motivated by a genuine desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by catastrophic injuries, bringing his extensive experience and passion to every case he handles.

Additional Information: In his spare time, Jan also teaches Law to CILEX students at a private law college one night a week.