Dan Thompson

Dan Thompson


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Dan Thompson


I am involved in all management aspects and the running of Hayes Connor, both on a daily basis and from a strategic planning perspective.

I enjoy working with all of the team and have a close relationship with our Legal Directors Christine and Richard and the team of lawyers.

24 years’ experience of litigation enables me to help the team, by discussing cases and assisting them in providing the best possible service for our clients, as well as helping them develop their own legal and litigation skills.


I qualified in 1998 after studying Law at Coventry University and completing my Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School.

Since qualifying I have worked predominantly in the field of high-value personal injury claims, dealing with catastrophic injuries, amputations, spinal injuries, brain injuries and fatalities.

I worked in a number of leading Personal Injury practices in the North-West, before joining Forster Dean and being part of a Management Buy-Out in 2007, when I became an owner and Director at Forster Dean.

Together with my co-Director and good friend Bill Betts, we founded Hayes Conor in June 2018, establishing one of the UK’s first specialist data breach law firms.

The challenges surrounding this ever-evolving relatively new area of law are exciting and rewarding. Seeing Hayes Connor grow as a business, and especially seeing all the lawyers within the firm grow and develop is extremely satisfying.

Personal interests

When I am not working, my priority is my family. I am married with 3 children, my eldest studying Law at University, my middle child about to head off to University and my youngest still at school and putting me to shame in the swimming pool.

Sport is absolutely fundamental to my life. I have always played rugby and been involved with coaching my son’s rugby team. I am an avid Warrington Wolves supporter and have close links with the Club being a sponsor of players and the PDRL team for many years.

My other passion is triathlon, where for reasons I am not quite sure of, I enjoy participating in extreme triathlon events, and races/events that make me feel extremely uncomfortable. Completing Ironman Estonia and Switzerland have been particular highlights.

Live music is another passion and there is nothing better than being at a concert with friends.