Paul Tapner > Slater and Gordon > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Slater and Gordon
9 Hills Road

Work Department

Personal Injury


Paul is a Principal Lawyer at Slater and Gordon’s offices in Cambridge and Manchester, and specialises in in serious injury cases including spinal injuries, head injuries, amputation injuries and fatal injury claims. Paul is part of a high quality team of serious injury solicitors who fight complex, difficult cases that most other lawyers wouldn’t touch. Paul excels in creative thinking, always looking to push the boundaries of what can and can’t be claimed. Paul gives clear and incisive second opinions on cases handled by other lawyers.


Paul studied at Cambridge University before joining Taylor Vinters Solicitors in 1985. He became a principal lawyer with Slater and Gordon in 2013.


Paul and the team is one of a very few teams nationally to be accredited as specialist solicitors by both the Spinal Injuries Association and Headway, the brain injury association. Paul is also part of a team who are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and five members of The Law Society’s specialist accreditation panel for personal injury work.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

(Hall of Fame)

Paul TapnerSlater and Gordon

The Cambridge office of national personal injury firm Slater and Gordon is home to experienced practitioners who have a high standing for their success in high-value and complex claims. Angela Beric, who is handling a £15m traumatic brain injury claim, is ‘a very experienced and competent litigator with much experience of claims of the utmost severity’. Richard Gaffney, who focuses on catastrophic injury claims, has ‘a strong commercial sense and a charming manner’. Paul Tapner, who is acting for a client who sustained a series of rugby injuries leading to a catastrophic brain injury, exhibits ‘sound judgment’ and senior associate Crystal Eaton is ‘hugely committed to her clients’ cases‘.