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Slater and Gordon

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West Midlands: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 2

Slater and Gordon

Slater and Gordon provides ‘a Roll-Royce service to its clients’, with a strong focus on representing police officers facing criminal allegations. Practice head Tim Coolican primarily focuses on business crime and serious misconduct, and has ‘a calm and measured approach’ which ‘belies his desire to always secure the right result for his clients’; he ‘thinks about cases from all angles’ and ‘will spot points others may not’.  Coolican represented West Mercia police officers in relation the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson as well as West Midlands police officers in relation to the investigation behind the death of Kingsley Burrell. He also acted for the Police Federation regarding the reopened inquest into the Birmingham Pub Bombings. Sue Swan has ‘an amazing eye for detail’, ‘does not leave a single stone unturned’ and ‘is passionate about her clients’ cases’. Swan has ‘particular expertise in cases of alleged sexual abuse, especially those involving historical allegations’. Criminal defence specialist James Walbeoff  provides advice that is ‘always realistic’ and ‘based upon a thorough grasp of the issues before him’.

Leading individuals

Tim Coolican - Slater and Gordon

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West Midlands: Human resources

Employment - ranked: tier 6

Slater and Gordon

Slater and Gordon  is currently growing its presence in the Midlands and specialises in acting for employees in disputes. Senior associate David McBride  heads the team and regularly represents employees on tribunal claims. David Hodge is particularly strong in acting for senior executives in exit negotiations and has 'a keen analytical mind' and 'a fierce tenacity and determination to get the best result for his clients'.

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West Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 3

Slater and Gordon

Slater and Gordon  is led by Richard Langton , who regularly advises on fatal, spinal, and brain injuries, often resulting from road traffic accidents, or involving employer or public liability. Recent work highlights include representing a bus driver who was struck by a tree falling from parish council-owned land and acting on a claim where a toddler was hit by a car by a driver who was warned not to drive due to his poor eyesight. Langdon is supported by solicitor Jayne Campbell , who specialises in disease claims and employer's liability. Public liability claims solicitor Michele Taylor  is also a key figure.

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