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).

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

Slater and Gordon’s clinical negligence team litigates high-value catastrophic claims. Ben Gent heads the team, while Maria Repanos and John Doyle work on birth, brain and spinal injury matters. Helen Lewis handles neurological injury cases. The firm’s personal injury practice specialises in  serious traumatic brain injury, spinal cord, amputation, poly-trauma, fatal injury, psychiatric injury and abuse claims. Managing director Madalene Holdsworth oversees the network of sub-teams and primarily handles industrial disease and military litigation. Matthew Tomlinson  leads the serious injury unit and Michael Hardacre oversees the employers liability and public liability serious injury team. Richard Scorer manages the abuse and public inquiries department, while Jordan Bell leads the industrial disease division. Kim Harrison specialises in the representation of victims and survivors in abuse cases and public inquires as well as human rights cases. Andrew Zajac departed the firm in May 2021.