Edmund Young > Slater and Gordon > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Slater and Gordon
90 High Holborn

Work Department

Personal Injury: Industrial Disease


Edmund is a Principal Lawyer specialising as Head of Industrial Disease for London at Slater and Gordon.

He is an expert in handling all types of industrial disease claims, particularly those relating to asbestos and employers’ liability.

He leads a team of Industrial disease lawyers.

As such he is a frequent attendee at the asbestos sub-parliamentary committee of the House of Commons, which debates on all issues concerning asbestos led campaigns.

He is also a staunch supporter of asbestos led campaigns such as Asbestos in Schools and the HSE Hidden Killer campaign.

Edmund takes on challenging cases and has gone to the Court of Appeal on a number of occasions.  He is very experienced in handling significant injury claims  and has previously represented a number of trade unions and their members.  He is renowned for his forensic approach to litigation and strives to achieve the best outcomes for his clients.


Edmund began his legal career in 1989, joined Fentons Solicitors in 2010 and became a Principal Lawyer at Slater and Gordon in 2013.


Edmund is a senior litigator and occupational and asbestos disease specialist at the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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.