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Slater and Gordon

50-52 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1HL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7657 1555
Fax:
Fax 020 7657 1557
DX:
202 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.slatergordon.co.uk

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 3

Slater and Gordon

Slater and Gordon provides ‘an excellent service, especially to police officer clients’, handling criminal and misconduct investigations in relation to police shootings, road traffic accidents and deaths in police custody. Practice head Scott Ingram recently represented several Met firearms officers in separate fatal shooting cases, and Susan Freeburn specialises in serious criminal and disciplinary proceedings.

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Fraud: white-collar crime
Fraud: white-collar crime - ranked: tier 3

Slater and Gordon

Slater and Gordon regularly handles corruption and bribery-related SFO investigations, and recently represented the former finance director of Swift International in relation to bribery payments to Nigerian tax officials. Practice head Shula de Jersey is ‘bright, tenacious and determined’, and Helen Simm has extensive experience in representing clients before various regulators.

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London: Human resources

Employment: employees/unions
Employment: employees/unions - ranked: tier 1

Slater and Gordon

Slater and Gordon’s team acts for employees and trade unions across the full gamut of contentious employment matters. Emma Hawksworth, whom clients ‘can’t speak highly enough about’, is representing a client in a claim brought before the Supreme Court alleging indirect religious discrimination; the case has now been joined with Essop and Others v Home Office. The ‘extremely professional, approachable and helpful’ Simon Cuthbert is advising a client on an appeal regarding whether police officers are able to bring claims for discrimination and whistleblowing before the courts following dismissals for misconduct. Practice head Edward Cooper and the well-regarded Paul Daniels and Clive Howard, who is often instructed by senior executives and other senior professionals, are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Clive Howard - Slater and Gordon

Edward Cooper - Slater and Gordon

Paul Daniels - Slater and Gordon

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Employment: employers and senior executives
Employment: senior executives - ranked: tier 1

Slater and Gordon

Slater and Gordon’s team ‘works like a well-oiled machine’. The practice handles a broad range of contentious matters for high-profile senior executives, including injunction proceedings, unfair dismissals and discrimination claims. The team is led by Julie Morris, who acts for high-net-worth senior executives on discrimination cases and whistleblowing claims, and includes Edward Cooper, who often handles internal disputes and collective bargaining issues; and associate Deborah Casale, who is representing a British individual employed in Saudi Arabia by a UK company in an unfair dismissal claim. Paul Daniels and Clive Howard are also recommended. Kiran Daurka is now at Leigh Day.

Leading individuals

Clive Howard - Slater and Gordon

Edward Cooper - Slater and Gordon

Paul Daniels - Slater and Gordon

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London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 4

Slater and Gordon

Slater and Gordon’s ‘long-established’ clinical negligence practice includes a roster of ‘excellent up-and-coming junior solicitors’. The firm handles a broad spectrum of cases including spinal injury, obstetrics, orthopaedics and oncology, and is experienced in dealing with high-value claims. Deputy department head Emma Doughty is ‘committed, intelligent and hardworking’ and has experience in a variety of complex and mid-high value cases including amputation claims, surgical error and fatal claims; she has also developed a particular specialism in cancer and obstetrics. Former department head James Bell joined Hodge Jones & Allen LLP, while Paul Sankey left for Foot Anstey.

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 4

Slater and Gordon

Slater and Gordonmaintains a powerful presence in the personal injury market, particularly with regards to abuse work’. The practice specialises in representing adult and child victims of sexual abuse, and handles cases involving catastrophic spinal cord and brain injury, amputation and complex, high-value fatal accident claims. Recent work includes acting on behalf of 168 clients involved in the high-profile Jimmy Savile sexual abuse case. Department head Alicia Alinia is experienced in handling multimillion-pound claims and cases involving amputation, occupational stress and deafness. Nick Godwin is ‘very clever, conscientious and extremely committed’ and has particular expertise in cases involving life-changing injuries as a result of brain and spinal trauma.

Leading individuals

Paul Kitson - Slater and Gordon

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Personal injury: defendant
Leading individuals

Paul Kitson - Slater and Gordon

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Product liability: claimant
Product liability: claimant - ranked: tier 4

Slater and Gordon

At Slater and Gordon, group litigation practice head Jacqueline Young, together with Harcus Sinclair LLP, is acting for car owners against Volkswagen Group (VW) pertaining to ‘defeat devices’ that realised when a car was being tested for emissions to improve its performance. Fraser Whitehead is the other main contact and heads the business and specialised litigation team.

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London: Private client

Court of Protection
Court of Protection - ranked: tier 3

Slater and Gordon

Slater and Gordon has a large team including ‘outstanding’ practice head Lucy Nicol, who is based in Manchester. The ‘extremely empatheticJoceyln Fox, in Cambridge, ‘offers clear advice in language that clients can easily follow’; and Manchester-based Gillian Hitchenis very organised, manages a team well, and knows her clients very well’. Nationally the team acts as financial deputy for over 450 clients.

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Family
Family - ranked: tier 5

Slater and Gordon

Slater and Gordon has a ‘very large and experienced’ team nationally. Rupi Rai’s case preparation is ‘watertight. She is charming, approachable and highly astute, and takes good care of her clients’.

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London: Public sector

Civil liberties and human rights
Civil liberties and human rights - ranked: tier 3

Slater and Gordon (Manchester)

Slater and Gordon’s team is ‘entirely professional and utterly committed to its clients’ needs’ and its lawyers have ‘excellent judgement’. Court of Protection experts Richard Copson and Liz Perrystand out and are always approachable, conscientious and highly knowledgeable’, and are acting for an individual in welfare proceedings and, separately, handled a novel judicial review pertaining to a compensation scheme. The ‘always cheerful and friendly and extremely hard-workingKim Harrison heads the human rights department and also specialises in catastrophic injury and mesothelioma cases. Richard Scorer and associate Zak Golombeck, who specialises in negligence claims, are also noted.

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London: Transport

Travel
Travel: personal injury - ranked: tier 2

Slater and Gordon (London, Manchester)

Slater and Gordon is best known for acting for claimants who have sustained catastrophic injury abroad, however the team also acts for defendants in international personal injury and other travel-related claims. It represented the family of a fatally injured man who was killed in Crete after a road accident. The ‘highly regardedJoanne Berry handles cross-border catastrophic injury claims, particularly relating to spinal and brain injury, and is based in the Manchester office. Senior associate Kieran Mitchell is ‘a real problem solver; he thinks on his feet, and outside the box’. Former travel litigation head Paul McClorry joined Hudgell Solicitors.

Next generation lawyers

Kieran Mitchell - Slater and Gordon

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