Nick Godwin > Slater and Gordon > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Slater and Gordon
90 High Holborn

Work Department

Personal Injury


Nick is a Principal Lawyer specialising in catastrophic injury cases and claims for dependency arising out of fatal accidents. His cases regularly attract six and seven figure settlements.

Recent cases include:

£3m for an elderly road collision victim who suffered a catastrophic brain injury and £750,000 each for two families who lost loved ones in RTCs.

A hotly contested trial in the High Court for Maria Sabir who was catastrophically brain injured in a RTC. The court’s decision, reinforced by the  Court of Appeal,  has become a leading reported case on causative potency and respective blameworthiness.

£2.3M for a client who became wheelchair dependent following a serious RTC. In the course of that case Nick defeated an allegation of contributory negligence for the claimant’s failure to wear a seatbelt on the basis that it would have made no material difference.

In addition Nick is instructed in a number of other multi-million pound cases including claims where he is instructed by the Official Solicitor and claims against the MIB. 


Nick began his legal career in 1999, joined Fentons Solicitors in 2010 becoming Partner in 2012; thereafter Principal Lawyer at Slater and Gordon in 2013.


Nick is a member of Headway and the SIA. He is the firm’s point of contact for the charity BRAKE. He is also a Law Society and APIL member. 

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

Slater and Gordon fields a large and highly specialised personal injury practice; ‘hugely experienced team leaderTracey Benson is the key contact for serious injuries, public and employers’ liability work; ‘truly excellent‘ practitioner Nick Godwin oversees severe injury claims arising from RTAs; and ‘very professional and knowledgeableEdmund Young takes the lead on industrial disease matters. Other areas of expertise include secondary victim cases and product liability issues. The firm is known to act for clients who have suffered serious brain or spinal injuries, amputations or orthopaedic complications, as well as representing bereaved families in fatal cases.