Lester Doake

Lester Doake

Senior Partner

Tel: 02890412821

Practice Areas

Professional negligence; long-tail industrial disease; catastrophic injury; personal injury casualty claims including employers, occupiers, public and product liability.


  • Law Society of Northern Ireland
  • FOIL


With over 30 years’ experience, Lester is senior partner and leads McKinty and Wright’s litigation and professional negligence specialists, selected as Corporate Intl’s ‘Professional Negligence and Insurance Litigation Firm of the Year in Northern Ireland’ 2016. Acting for master policy insurers, solicitors’ negligence claims are a particular area of expertise. Lester also deals with professional negligence claims for barristers, quantity surveyors, property and financial services professionals. With regular carriage of multi-million pound claims, he maintains his expertise in EL and PL claims; long-tail industrial disease claims are a notable specialism.  


For Lester, fitness goes hand in glove with a healthy mind. He is a keen sportsman who enjoys golf, tennis and badminton. Having also caught the marathon bug, Lester completed the London Marathon in 2016.