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John Blott

Personal Injury Solicitor

John was born in Liverpool and educated at St Francis Xavier’s Jesuit Grammar School. He read Classics at Durham University then joined the Lancashire Constabulary, where he spent 27 years predominantly as a Traffic Patrol Officer.

Having obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Law, followed by a Distinction in a Master’s Degree in European Law and a Distinction in a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, he qualified as a solicitor late in life in 2012.

He lives in Kirkham and now enjoys the quiet life, reading Greek and Latin literature, studying works of theology and ringing his local church bells.

John is head of our Personal Injury department, as well as landlord and tenant law and debt recovery. He has a uniquely specialised knowledge of road transport law, having enforced it for many years, as well as being a qualified commercial driver and holding a Certificate of Professional Competence in International Road Haulage.

10 Questions

  1. What is your favourite type of food/meal? Anything which barely fits on the plate. With lots of side dishes.
  2. What is the best book you have ever read? It is a pity how few people actually read the Bible. It has everything – poetry, myths, historical narratives and adventure stories. And it deals with the most interesting question of all – what is the best way to live as the best individual in the best society?
  3. What is your favourite film/television programme? The Seven Samurai by Akiro Kurosawa, a compelling story of the protection of a desperate town in sixteenth century Japan by masterless samurai. It is rich in photography, in theme and in characterisation. A pale version of it was made as a western movie, The Magnificent Seven.
  4. What is the best place you have visited and where would you like to go to most? Yosemite Park in California. It is vast and majestically beautiful. If God has a back garden, it is there. The place to which I would most like to go is ... Yosemite Park – this time with a sturdy chair, a Cohiba Esplenido Cuban cigar, a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee whiskey and any novel written by the masterful Umberto Eco.
  5. Do you have any hobbies or past times that you enjoy? English bell ringing. Walking with Perseus my Airedale terrier. And gaining the acquaintance of each and every whisky with which the Good Lord sees fit to bless us.
  6. Who would you most like to meet or most admire? Socrates of Athens, the founder of Western analytical philosophy and one of only two great moral teachers to take nothing in reward for his efforts. He refused to compromise his principles, even at the cost of his own life. When he was prosecuted for being politically incorrect, he was convicted by 280 of the 500 jurors. When he refused to grovel for his life, he was sentenced to death by 360 of the jurors, far more than had convicted him. The Delphic Oracle called him the wisest man in the world, because he knew how little he knew.
  7. What is your favourite song, album or artist? Anything at all by David Bowie, from his experimental work as Davy Jones in 1967 to the sublime "The Next Day” of 2013 and everything in-between.
  8. What do you most like about your job? It’s not the police.
  9. If you didn't work for Fylde Law, what would you most like to be doing? I would be unemployed, but still drinking whisky.
  10. Tell us a joke...... An atom goes to his doctor and says "Doctor, I’ve think I’ve lost my electron.” The Doctor says "are you sure?” The atom says "I’m positive!”



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