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Slater and Gordon

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Wales: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 3

Slater and Gordon

Praised for its  ‘attention to detail and tenacity‘, Slater and Gordon is primarily focused on representing police officers facing criminal investigations and misconduct proceedings. ‘Empathetic and knowledgeable‘ team head Ian Wilson is ‘able to draw on a wealth of experience and knowledge‘, and is ‘capable of looking at a case from a defendant’s perspective‘. Wilson recently successfully defended a Devon & Cornwall police sergeant who was prosecuted for gross negligence manslaughter following the death of an individual who was taken into custody when he was the Custody sergeant on duty. The ‘personable yet steely‘ Jon Nutman is also recommended and along with Wilson recently successfully secured the dismissal of allegations of misconduct brought against a south Wales police officer who was alleged to have failed to carry out a full investigation in the early stages of the complaints being received regarding the serious offences committed by Ian Watkins, the former lead singer of the Lost Prophets.

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Wales: Human resources

Employment: Cardiff
Employment: Cardiff - ranked: tier 2

Slater and Gordon

‘Renowned for dealing with complex cases under the anti-discrimination legislation’, the ‘highly professional, experienced and dedicated’ team at Slater and Gordon provides an ‘outstanding’ service to an exclusively claimant side client base including private clients as well as trade union members and the police federation. 'Pragmatic and personable' team head Rachel Harfield 'gets outstanding results for her clients' and is 'often instructed in very difficult cases'. Praised for her 'tenacity' and 'willingness to fight tooth and nail for her clients', Harfield's broad-ranging work includes discrimination, whistleblowing, false imprisonment/misfeasance claims, and data protection matters. ‘Very hardworking’ senior associate Juliette Franklin is noted for her ‘thoroughness’ and ‘excellent judgement’ and has developed a very strong reputation representing senior executives and union members in discrimination cases. ‘Conscientious, dedicated and incredibly tenacious’ associate Mohini Bharani has ‘a particular expertise handling complex race discrimination cases’ scoring a notable success in the recently reported case - Bowler v Chief Constable of Kent Police. An associate in the trade union employment team, Simon James 'has incredible experience and knowledge of a wide range of employment law disputes ranging from acting for hundreds of union members in equal pay disputes, complicated discrimination claims involving dismissal to smaller matters regarding unpaid wages'. Associate James Watkins handles private client employment work and is noted for his 'very meticulous approach and excellent knowledge of the law'. ‘Thorough and diligent in his preparation’, Rhydian Reeves is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Rachel Harfield - Slater and Gordon

Next generation lawyers

Mohini Bharani - Slater and Gordon

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Wales: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Slater and Gordon

Led by the 'fantastic' Yvonne Agnew, the 'professional, well-organised and highly efficient' team at Slater and Gordon handles a wide range and high volume of matters, and 'has a lot of experience dealing with cases of the utmost severity'. The 'experienced and knowledgeable' Agnew is praised for her 'second-to-none analytical skills' and ability to 'cut right to the heart of an issue'. She also 'puts the clients at ease by being able to demonstrate she knows each of their cases inside out' and is particularly accomplished at handling high-value and complex birth injury, brain and spinal/vascular injury claims. The 'excellent' Julia Reynolds also has vast experience in the field and is well-versed at handling cases involving both children and adults without capacity, requiring court approval. Senior associates Lara Bennett and Kelly Lloyd-Davies are also recommended. Spencer Collier joined Geldards LLP in July 2017.

Leading individuals

Yvonne Agnew - Slater and Gordon

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Slater and Gordon

'Well-versed in dealing with complex/high-value personal injury claims and asbestos litigation', Slater and Gordon provides an 'excellent service' on behalf of a loyal cadre of clients including numerous trade unions such as GMB, Unite and USDAW. Due to the size of the team, lawyers are able to specialise in certain niche areas, including the 'experienced and knowledgeable' John Browne who heads the industrial disease team in Cardiff and 'has recently been successful in extending the firm's presence into the South West where it now regularly acts for asbestos injury claimants'. 'A formidable litigator',Nicholas Collins has a 'wealth of experience of undertaking complex/high value personal injury litigation and is a great man to have in your corner'. Senior associate Julian Cason's  'forte is asbestos litigation' and is 'eminently suited to this area of work by virtue of the excellent manner he has with clients, which fills them with absolute confidence'. The 'excellent' Susan Edwards heads the office's serious injury department and has significant experience handling spinal injury and brain injury cases. The firm no longer has a capability in north Wales following the recent closure of its office in Wrexham.

Leading individuals

Nicholas Collins - Slater and Gordon

Next generation lawyers

Julian Cason - Slater and Gordon

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