Firm Profile > Slater and Gordon > Cardiff , Wales

Slater and Gordon
CF10 3GA

Clinical negligence: claimant Tier 2

Slater and Gordon is able to call upon the expertise of a large number of 'excellent lawyers' at varying levels of experience, across the full spectrum of claimant clinical negligence cases, including those of the utmost severity. As well as the firm's litigation expertise, it is also provides a holistic service through the life-cycle of a case by virtue of its national client liaison team, specialist Court of Protection offering and independent financial planning company. Team head Yvonne Agnew has extensive experience across all types of clinical negligence cases, particularly in relation to high-value and complex birth injury, brain and spinal/vascular injury claims. Praised for his 'skill and sensitivity', senior associate Luq Ali is head of fixed fees for clinical negligence claims in Cardiff.

Employment Tier 2

Slater and Gordon's 11-strong team provides an 'impressively knowledgeable service' to an exclusively claimant-side client base, which includes senior executives, private clients, trade unions and the Police Federation. 'Excellent' senior associate Juliette Franklin is now one of the most experienced members of the team following Rachel Harfield's recent move to the Cardiff and District Law Society, and is particularly noted for her skill in representing clients in discrimination claims. Senior solicitor Mohini Bharani is 'very compassionate' when representing clients in race and disability discrimination cases.

Personal injury: claimant Tier 2

Slater and Gordon has a strong reputation among private individuals, as well as for members of numerous trade unions, across a wide range of personal injury claims, ranging from RTA and employers' liability through to serious industrial disease. Clients also benefit from various ancillary services, including a Court of Protection offering and a client liaison and welfare benefits adviser. John Browne has 'in-depth knowledge' in relation to industrial disease-related claims, and Nicholas Collins has vast experience dealing with workplace injuries, particularly within heavy industry environments. The 'empathetic and sensitiveJulian Cason excels at handling asbestos-related matters.

Crime: general Tier 3

The 'empathetic and knowledgeable' team at Slater and Gordon is primarily focused on representing police officers facing criminal investigations and misconduct proceedings. Benefiting from an 'encyclopaedic knowledge of the law of police misconduct together with his extensive experience of the high level crime', Ian Wilson is a leader in the field whose work has recently included a high-profile matter successfully defending a police officer accused of misusing her taser. Associate Jon Nutman  is also recommended.

About us

Slater and Gordon is one of the UK’s leading consumer law firms, committed to delivering exceptional, affordable consumer legal. With over than 85 years’ experience, the firm’s reputation is built on the range of expertise offered by its lawyers and staff, and on the scope of their practical experience.


Personal Injury: Our personal injury specialists are based across the UK and have expertise in all areas of personal injury such as road traffic collisions, accidents at work, cycling and motorcycling accidents, accidents in public places, sporting accidents and military accidents. Our specialists have a vast amount of experience in all types of catastrophic injury caused by these types of personal injury, such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation injuries, orthopaedic injuries and fatal injuries.

Medical negligence: Slater and Gordon have one of the most successful medical negligence teams in the country, with experts who deal with all types of medical negligence claims. With specialist expertise in misdiagnosis and delays in diagnosis, cosmetic surgery, orthopaedic injury, amputation injury, spinal injury, brain injury and birth injury, the department has a formidable reputation.

Industrial Disease: Our industrial disease team deal with a full range of industrial disease services. We also have a specialist team of experts who deal solely with asbestos related illnesses such as mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening. Its prominence in asbestos litigation results largely from its long experience in the field, having been involved in some of the most important and ground breaking cases in recent years.

Abuse Law: Slater and Gordon is recognised throughout the media in respect of high profile abuse cases and has been an instrumental voice for victims of abuse, campaigning for changes in the law and as a result their recommendations regarding mandatory reporting of child abuse were adopted in the final report and the draft Victims’ Law.

Travel Litigation: Experiencing an injury or illness whilst abroad can be a traumatic experience. There may be a language barrier causing difficulty in understanding what’s happening, any diagnosis received and any treatment given. Our team have specialised in accidents and illnesses abroad for many years and understand how distressing it can be and have a wealth of knowledge when dealing with claims for accidents and illnesses which have taken place in a different country.

Court of Protection: Our Court of Protection team are extremely experienced in Court of Protection law, acting for the most vulnerable people who lack mental capacity. We are extremely experienced in acting as professional deputy and act for over 300 clients, managing assets exceeding £400m. We also provide specialist advice to lay deputies on their role and responsibilities. We can also provide assistance where there are disputes in the Court of Protection and applying for statutory wills and gifts.


Employment law: Our large team of highly experienced and skilled Employment lawyers are dedicated to providing prompt, practical and authoritative legal advice on employment law issues – offering immediate legal representation anywhere in the UK. Our award winning Employment lawyers are experts in every aspect of employment law and are also specialists within individual practice areas, including individuals who are nationally recognised as leaders in their field.

Family law: The family team offer a range of services covering divorce and separation, prenuptial agreements, financial disputes, children matters, civil partnerships and cohabitation matters. Our award winning Family lawyers are highly trained, experienced and knowledgeable professionals – guiding clients through the legal aspects and implications during a difficult time in their lives.

Wills, tax, trusts and probate:  Our award-winning team of WTTP lawyers provide tailored solutions to ensure clients’ assets are protected, in accordance with their wishes. Lawyers provide support for vulnerable individuals, their relatives and carers. The team specialise in all aspects of estate planning, including inheritance tax planning and care home fee planning. The team also consists of dedicated estate administrators who solely deal with probate matters to ensure clients receive the highest quality of service.

Residential conveyancing: Our conveyancing lawyers deal with all aspects of residential freehold and leasehold conveyancing – including re-mortgaging, transfers of equity and equity release schemes. The team provide simple, clear and open communication at every stage of the transaction – ensuring the process runs as smoothly and as stress free as possible.

Dispute resolution: The team specialises in resolving disputes for clients, whether through negotiation, arbitration, mediation or litigation. If a dispute does turn into a litigation case, then our lawyers have specialisms in civil litigation, estate litigation, insurance disputes, landlord and tenant disputes and consumer contract law.

Criminal defence: Our criminal defence lawyers have an excellent record in defending criminal charges, with expertise in road traffic defence, regulatory defence, professional conduct and business crime. Their specialist knowledge and experience enables them to maximise the chances of success in defending proceedings in the Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Court of Appeal. Our lawyers have been involved in many high profile and complex cases, and use that expertise and experience on the behalf of clients.

Class actions and Group litigation: The litigation team are recognised as leaders for upholding the legal rights for individuals and has conducted major claims in product liability (including medical devices, pharmaceuticals and defective goods), provision of negligent financial advice, mis-selling and other market abuses, employment rights/pensions, breach of consumer rights and personal injury. The team has experience in leading high profile consumer and civil litigation cases including Thalidomide, interest rate swap mis-selling and currently the VW group emissions scandal.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chief Executive Officer David Whitmore
Chief Customer Officer Martyn Beauchamp
Chief Information Officer Christiaan Frickel
Chief Risk Officer Emma Holt
Chief HR Officer Lynda Greensheilds
Managing Director of Consumer Legal Services Ken Fowlie
Joint Managing Director of Personal Injury Services Matthew Jarvis
Joint Managing Director of Personal Injury Services Alicia Alinia
Chief Financial Officer Neil Morling
Photo Name Position Profile
 Yvonne Agnew  photo Yvonne Agnew
 Luq Ali  photo Luq Ali
 Lara Bennett  photo Lara Bennett
 John Browne  photo John Browne
 Julian Cason  photo Julian Cason
 Nicholas Collins  photo Nicholas Collins
 Juliette Franklin  photo Juliette Franklin
 Michael Jenkins  photo Michael Jenkins
 Kelly LLoyd Davies  photo Kelly LLoyd Davies
 Andrew Owen  photo Andrew Owen
 Julia Reynolds  photo Julia Reynolds
 Ian Wilson  photo Ian Wilson
Total number of fee-earners : 534