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Slater & Gordon

THE FOUNTAIN PRECINCT, 3RD FLOOR, 1 BALM GREEN, SHEFFIELD, S1 2JA, ENGLAND
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Work 0114 276 6868
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Fax 0114 252 5600
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26078 SHEFFIELD
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www.slatergordon.co.uk
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Simon Allen

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Work 0114 252 5678
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Slater & Gordon

Work Department

Personal injury.

Position

Simon is national paractice group leader, personal injury, Slater & Gordon Lawyers; this is the largest department in the firm, with over 200 staff; Simon has continued to perform the role of regional equity partner for the North East of England, the managing partner of the Sheffield office and is a member of the firm’s national executive. Additionally, he runs the occupational disease group and is the personal injury department’s leading employers’ liability lawyer; externally, Simon has lectured regularly on the CPIL course – maximising damages – and on asbestos issues and fatal accidents, as well as to local universities and trade unions; Simon provided the substantial employers’ liability and disease chapter for the APIL ‘Practice and Procedure Manual’, published in November 2005 and subsequent annual updates; he is also a contributing editor to Kemp & Kemp’s ‘Practice and Procedure’, launched in October 2005, providing four chapters, including the Occupational Disease chapter, and annual updates; he maintains his position as a PI panel assessor. Recently he has recommenced providing the regular ‘PI update’ for the ‘Law Society Gazette’.

Career

Articled Favell & Smith Sheffield; qualified 1985; Brian Thompson & Partners, Sheffield 1985-89 (partner from 1987); Russell Jones & Walker 1989; partner 1990; publications: regular contributor to legal press inter alia; PMILL; New Law Journal; Solicitors Journal; Personal Injury Law Journal; author, The Personal Injury update for Law Society Gazette 1996 to 2008 and 2010 to date; Journal of Personal Injury Law; Sweet & Maxwell Guide to PTSD Claims; frequent lecturer on aspects of PI litigation; appointed as Personal Injury Panel Assessor 2000; co-author of APIL’s book on Damages in PI claims, published 2004 and updated 2008 and 2013. Member of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Sheffield Law Society, ATLA.

Member

PI Panel assessor; APIL; Sheffield Law Society.

Education

De la Salle College, Sheffield; Leicester Polytechnic.

Leisure

Family, photography (simonallenphotoworks.com), studying Italian, Manchester United supporter.

Practice Areas

Health and safety; Personal injury - claimant

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