John Oultram is a highly experienced solicitor based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office.

He deals with assault cases from all over the North West, involving employers’ liability where injuries have been suffered by a company’s employees; public liability where members of the public are claimants, and occupiers’ liability where the organisation occupying a building or site owe a duty of care to visitors.

Many of John’s clients are nurses, clinical support workers, mental health support staff, ambulance crew and care home employees who have been assaulted during the course of their work.

The injuries can be serious and usually there is an element of loss of confidence and psychiatric injury that can result in depression and PTSD.

John has supported the Labour party all of his life and believes in the benefits of trade unions. For this reason, John values Thompsons’ strong links with the labour movement and enjoys assisting union members to achieve justice and recover compensation for their injuries.

In his spare time John enjoys cycling and walking his dog.


John's case experience 

  • Secured a four-figure settlement for a clinical support worker who fell and injured her back when she was attacked by a patient, after asking the hospital to provide security to cope with the patient's violent behaviour.
  • Represented a mental health support worker who was required to restrain a service user on two occasions and suffered a painful injury as a consequence, securing a five-figure settlement.
  • Secured a five-figure settlement for a support worker who was injured while assisting a service user into a vehicle.


Professional membership

John is a member of the Law Society panel.