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East Anglia: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Slater and Gordon

'High-quality and very client-focused firm' Slater and Gordon is 'one of the best in the country', according to one barrister. Another source remarks that the firm is 'excellent in its instruction to me as an expert and knows what it is doing in regard to clinical negligence'. The firm handles some of the most high-value and complex cases, notably in the areas of spinal cord injury and catastrophic injury, and it also has a prominent Court of Protection practice. Its current caseload includes numerous matters involving children who have suffered cerebral palsy following birth injury, amputations and spinal cord trauma.  Practice head Tim Deeming is 'very experienced, very good with difficult cases, and has a particular expertise in difficult ophthalmic cases'. He is described as 'very good with clients; he also gives excellent expert instructions'. His recent highlights include advising a client, a boy of three, who suffered from a complex delay in diagnosis of and treatment for an infection that resulted in bilateral below-knee amputations as well as the removal of seven fingers.

Leading individuals

Tim Deeming - Slater and Gordon

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 1

Slater and Gordon

Slater and Gordon  in Cambridge 'gives a very good service to its clients; the lawyers are diligent in their investigations, go to great lengths to pursue claims and make things as easy as possible for the client'. The firm runs a multi-track practice handling complex, multimillion-pound brain and spinal injury claims; military claims; Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) matters; fatal accident and repetitive strain injury claims; and second opinion cases for clients seeking new legal input into existing claims. The firm has numerous panel appointments including Child Brain Injury Trust, Limbless Association, Headway and Spinal Injuries Association. It has a deep bench of talent that includes Paul Tapner (who is ‘a good tactician who is also extremely experienced‘); military claims expert Richard Gaffney;  Andrew Zajac who handles complex and high-value brain and spinal injury claims and is 'a tough negotiator who handles cases with great skill'; and Angela Beric, who is ‘experienced and pragmatic and works tirelessly and effectively on behalf of her clients’. One client notes that Beric ‘has a high level of knowledge in the area of complex brain injury – with children and adults – and is extremely thorough in her work‘. The office also has a strong associate team in Crystal Eaton, Mick Upton and Joe Speed. A key highlight saw Tapner act for a claimant who died as a result of a defective tumble dryer which caused a house fire. He obtained formal admission of liability from the manufacturer and the case is now being valued.

Leading individuals

Andrew Zajac - Slater and Gordon

Angela Beric - Slater and Gordon

Paul Tapner - Slater and Gordon

Richard Gaffney - Slater and Gordon

Next generation lawyers

Crystal Eaton - Slater and Gordon

Mick Upton - Slater and Gordon

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