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Madelene Holdsworth

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Personal Injury: Industrial Disease


Madelene is a principal lawyer and head of the industrial disease team, the travel litigation team and the military injuries team.

Madelene specialises in claims for compensation for victims and their families of asbestos related diseases, chemical poisonings, occupational asthma, noise induced hearing loss as well as workplace accidents.

She also specialises in Carbon Monoxide Poisoning cases which is an extremely unique area of law. It is highly unlikely that there is another lawyer in the country who has as much expertise in these types of cases. She has been involved in, and continues to get instructed on, high profile CO cases including CO fatalities.


Madelene joined Pannone Solicitors as a trainee solicitor in 2005 and qualified as a solicitor in 2007. She became a Principal Lawyer with Slater and Gordon in 2014.


Madelene is an Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) accredited Senior Litigator and Occupational Disease Specialist.

North West: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Slater and Gordon has an 'exceptionally well regarded team with an established history of being at the forefront of child abuse litigation', led by Richard Scorer. The team also has a particular specialism in running industrial disease cases, particularly in relation to asbestos exposure. National head of industrial disease Madelene Holdsworth is 'experienced and particularly tenacious in pursuit of cases, with a keen eye for detail.' Pauline Chandler, Michael Hardacre and principal lawyers Kim Harrison and David (Jon) Andrews, who joined from Linder Myers in 2018, are recommended. Michael Wolstencroft also joined from Roberts Jackson Solicitors as a senior solicitor, while Jennifer Maloney left the firm and now is a judge.

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