Michael Hardacre > Slater and Gordon > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Slater and Gordon
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Work Department

Personal Injury


Michael is a Principal Lawyer and the National Head of Occupiers and Public Liability. He deals with high value personal injury cases involving road traffic accidents, accidents at work and particularly those concerning occupiers’ liability. Michael has successfully represented many people who have sustained serious injuries during a career which spans almost two decades. During this time he has also secured significant awards of compensation particularly in cases involving motorcycle accidents and for the families of victims of fatal accidents.


Michael qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and in 2001 joined Pannone Solicitors. He has been a Principal Lawyer at Slater and Gordon since 2014.


Michael is the former President of the Manchester Law Society and an accredited Senior Litigator of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Slater and Gordon has a strong national reputation for both clinical negligence and personal injury claims; Madelene Holdsworth is senior practice director for personal injury. The team covers a variety of specialist practice areas – Andrew Zajac manages the RTA group, while Michael Hardacre heads the employers’ and public liability teams. Matthew Tomlinson leads the industrial disease team, where Pauline Chandler and David (Jon) Andrews are also noted. The abuse litigation group is led by Richard Scorer; Kim Harrison is also noted for her experience in CSA inquiries. Ben Gent joined the medical negligence team from Express Solicitors Ltd in March 2021; he has been leading the Manchester medical negligence practice, which handles birth and spinal injury cases, cauda equina and delayed diagnosis of cancer cases.