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Slater and Gordon

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

Simon Allen

Tel:
Work 0114 252 5678
Email:
Slater and Gordon

Work Department

Personal injury.

Position

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

Career

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.

Languages

Italian.

Member

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.

Education

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

Leisure

Family, photography (simonallenphotoworks.co.uk), learning Italian.

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Legal Developments by:
Slater and 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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  • The Constitutional Court abolished the Article 16/5 of the Decree Law numbered 556

    The Constitutional Court abolished the Article 16/5 of the Decree Law numbered 556.
  • Assignment of Trademarks and Licensing of Trademarks in Turkey

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  • Austria: Amendments to Chemicals Act and Biocidal Products Act

    On March 5 2015 Austria's agriculture, forestry, environment and water economics minister presented a draft law to amend the Chemicals Act and the Biocidal Products Act. The proposed amendments are the last steps towards the final standardisation of the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures in accordance with EU Regulation 1272/2008 (the 'CPL Regulation'). The amendments simplify the term 'toxin' and shift the existing toxin purchase permit system to a simplified system of toxin purchase certificates. Read more...
  • Poland: Traders' Obligations under the New Consumers Protection Act

    The new consumers protection act (" Act ") which came into force on 25 December 2014 changed the obligations that traders (entrepreneurs) have with regard to the execution of sales contracts with consumers (relating to both goods and services) and warranty rules relating to the provided goods. read more...
  • Tax Legislation Overhaul Proposed in the Republic of Srpska

    Significant changes to the tax regulations in the Republic of Srpska (“RS”) are expected in the coming months. On March 6, the National Assembly of RS passed amendments to the Law on Fiscal Cash Registries. In addition, Parliament approved the Government’s proposals on amendments to several important tax laws, including corporate income tax, personal income tax, social security contributions and property tax. Proposed changes to the laws governing accounting and financial audits have also been approved. These changes are intended to clarify and strengthen existing tax rules, widen the tax base and introduce more discipline in the payment of tax, but also to reduce the tax burden for businesses in order to stimulate economic growth.
  • Careless limit values threaten the Mining Industry

    By lawyer/partner Pia Pehrson and associates Pelle Stubelius and Ludvig Gustafson, Foyen Advokatfirma
  • Wage moderation - The Act providing the new remuneration margin has been published

    On Thursday 30 April 2015, the Act establishing the maximum margin for the evolution of remuneration costs for 2015 and 2016 was published in the Belgian Official Gazette and entered into force.
  • Installment Sales

    The Regulation About Installment Sales ( "The Regulation" ) entered into force by being published in the Official Gazette on 14 th  January 2015. Although the title is 'installment sales'; the main subject of the Regulation is financial leasing agreements. It is important to be careful not to confuse the installment sales with the prepaid sales. In prepaid sales the buyer have the possession of the sold movable property after completing the payment. However in installment sales the buyer gets the property immediately and then makes the payment. Moreover the sales made by credit cards are not the subject of this Regulation.
  • Protection of Creditors and Employees and Personal Liabilities of Shareholders in Mergers

    Synergies and increase in the assets of the merging companies are aimed at mergers. However, a merger may at the same time result in the increase of the liabilities of the merging companies. Further, in some cases the financial standing of the absorbed company in a merger may not even show positive figures thus such a merger may present a potential risk on the creditors of especially the surviving company. Due to the fact that creditors of the merging entities do not have a veto right against a merger, there arises the need for a specific protection tool for the creditors. A merger may also negatively affect the employees of the merging entities, again especially the ones of the absorbed company. On the other hand, "over-protection" may defeat the purpose of the merger concept so a fairly balanced protection mechanics is essential. This article focuses on the means of protection of creditors and employees, and personal liabilities of shareholders in mergers, as regulated by the Turkish Commercial Code ("TCC").
  • The Gas Pipelines, the Cold War and the Black Sea Region

    Since the end of the Cold War, the Black Sea region has gained even greater political and economic importance and has become the subject of a dominance battle between world powers including the United States of America, Russia and the most influential member states of the European Union. While these world powers battle for dominance, local players such as Turkey and Ukraine have also gained importance and have used their geopolitical position to promote themselves as key international policy players.