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Slater & Gordon

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Simon Allen

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Slater & Gordon

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Personal injury.


National practice group leader specialising in employers liability claims, specifically in accidents at work, asbestos cases, amputation injuries, and PTSD cases.


Brian Thompson & Partners, Sheffield 1985-1989 assistant Solicitor and partner ; Russell Jones & Walker 1989-2012, Leeds and Sheffield partner; Slater & Gordon 2012 to date, Sheffield principal lawyer/partner. Co-author of the ‘APIL Guide to Damages’; provides the Accidents at Work chapter for the APIL Personal Injury Law Practice & Precedents book; on the Editorial Board of Kemp & Kemp PI Practice & Procedure, providing four chapters; on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Personal Injury Law (JPIL); lecturing both internally and externally for a number of legal organisations; provider of the ‘PI update’ section of the Law Society Gazette.




Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; Assessor for the Personal Injury Panel; member of the Law Society Committee which produced the Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol, and the Disease and Illness Protocol for the Lord Chancellor’s Department; board member of the Journal of Personal Injury Law (JPIL); editorial board member of Kemp & Kemp, Personal Injury Practice and Procedure.


Preston Catholic College 1970-1973; De La Salle College, Sheffield 1973-1977; Leicester Polytechnic (1980 BA hons); Chester College of Law (1981 LPC).


Family, photography (, learning Italian.

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Slater & Gordon

  • FSA enforcement and lessons from Galleon

    Hot on the heels of securing convictions and a custodial sentence for insider dealing in R v McQuoid [2009], further signs of the Financial Services Authority (FSA)’s renewed vigour for combating market abuse continue to emerge.
    - Russell Jones & Walker

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  • Anti-Money Laundering Update - Cyprus

    First uploaded on the International Bar Association's Anti-Money Laundering website.
  • Austria: Extension of the threshold regulation until the year 2016

    The "threshold regulation" adjusting (raising) the sub-thresholds of the Austrian Procurement Act ("BVergG") will be extended once again, namely for two more years. This plan was disclosed in the press briefing issued in conjunction with the retreat held by the members of Austria's federal government on September 27th and 28th this year. Thus, contracting authorities will continue to be able to benefit from substantial procedural simplifications when awarding contracts below the threshold in 2015 and 2016 as well. read more...
  • Serbia: Insolvency Act Amendments adopted

    As of 13 August 2014, the amendments and supplements to the Insolvency Act [Zakon o stečaju] are in force, published in the Official Gazette of RS no. 83/2014 ("New IA"). The New IA shall not be implemented retroactively, and those insolvency proceedings that were ongoing on the day the New IA entered into force will be continued under the previously valid rules. read more...
  • Hungary: New advertising tax feels like a bucket

    Hungary's new advertising tax, which has been introduced effective as of 15 August 2014, affects not only media companies, online and offline content providers and advertising agencies (media companies), but may also affect regular manufacturing and trading companies active in various industry segments (commercial companies). read more...
  • Voluntary ex ante transparency notice does not provide a clean bill of health...

    The ECJ has ruled that the so-called "voluntary  ex ante  transparency notice" under certain circumstances does not preclude review authorities from declaring a contract ineffective if it was awarded without prior publication of a contract notice. Moreover, the ECJ ruled that review authorities must declare a contract ineffective if the contracting authority could not legitimately hold that that the conditions for directly awarding the contract were in fact satisfied (ECJ 11.09.2014, Case C-19/13 Fastweb SpA ). read more...
  • Austria / EU: Latest EU Sanctions against Russia

    After introducing the "sectoral sanctions" against Russia on 1 August 2014 (see our  Legal Insight of 1 August 2014 ), the sanctions regime has been tightened further on September 12 as set out in EC Regulation No 960/2014. read more...
  • Austria: Judgment sheds light on joint ventures under the country’s merger control*

    Austrian merger control continues to capture non-full-function joint ventures. Joint ventures covered by merger control are sheltered against parallel assessment under the Austrian rules against anticompetitive agreements (no dual control). read more...
  • Czech Republic: Mergers, or thick red lines?

    In its decision no. 29 Cdo 3068/2013 dated 19 June 2014, the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic ("SCCR") once again ruled on the issue of the irreversibility of the legal effects of registration of transformation in the Czech Commercial Register. read more...
  • Hosting service providers at gunpoint of the financial "sharks"

    Can you fully control the Internet?
  • Financial Services & Regulatory Autumn Update 2014

    In this Update, we look at some valuable lessons learned for all financial services businesses from recent JFSC examinations and investigations, as well as amendments to the Companies (Jersey) Law.    Read more...