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Slater and Gordon

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

Edmund Young

Tel:
Work 020 7657 1555
Email:
Web:
www.slatergordon.co.uk
Slater and Gordon

Work Department

Personal Injury: Industrial Disease

Position

Edmund is a Principal Lawyer specialising as Head of Industrial Disease for London at Slater and Gordon.

He is an expert in handling all types of industrial disease claims, particularly those relating to asbestos and employers’ liability.

He leads a team of Industrial disease lawyers.

As such he is a frequent attendee at the asbestos sub-parliamentary committee of the House of Commons, which debates on all issues concerning asbestos led campaigns.

He is also a staunch supporter of asbestos led campaigns such as Asbestos in Schools and the HSE Hidden Killer campaign.

Edmund takes on challenging cases and has gone to the Court of Appeal on a number of occasions.  He is very experienced in handling significant injury claims  and has previously represented a number of trade unions and their members.  He is renowned for his forensic approach to litigation and strives to achieve the best outcomes for his clients.

Career

Edmund began his legal career in 1989, joined Fentons Solicitors in 2010 and became a Principal Lawyer at Slater and Gordon in 2013.

Member

Edmund is a senior litigator and occupational and asbestos disease specialist at the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).


London: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Slater and Gordon is acknowledged as 'a very large firm undertaking a wide range of work, including the whole range of personal injury and industrial disease work'. It is a panel member of the Child Brain Injury Trust, Cycling UK and asbestos support groups around the country, and counts a number of unions among its clients. The team delivers 'high-quality work' in areas such as brain and spinal trauma and fatal accident cases resulting from road traffic collisions and accidents in the workplace. In one highlight, it is acting for an individual who was assaulted by the managing director of a company, which resulted in a brain injury. The case, which is going to the Court of Appeal, will examine whether the employer is vicariously liable for the injury. Key lawyers include Nick Godwin, who is 'extremely thorough' and has 'great tactical insight', and the 'pragmatic, realistic and hardworking' Will Cornwell, who specialises in orthopedic and traumatic brain injuries. The 'first-class and very knowledgeable' Edmund Young and Lisa Fountain, who exhibits 'good judgement and great negotiation skills', are also names to note, as is Alicia Alinia, the national head of the specialised personal injury group.

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