Kim Harrison > Slater and Gordon > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Slater and Gordon
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Work Department

Personal Injury: Abuse Law


Kim Harrison is a Principal Lawyer and Head of Operations for the Abuse Department at Slater and Gordon. She acts for clients in civil claims against organisations and institutions where abuse has taken place including religious organisations, the Scouts, the military, the NHS, schools, care homes and sports clubs of all kinds. She has particular expertise in advising clients in suing in both negligence and human rights for ‘failure to protect’ cases representing children in cases against Local Authorities. She has acted for a large number of clients abused by the football coach Barry Bennell. Alongside her civil work she has also developed significant Inquiries and Inquests expertise, having advised and represented clients at a number of Article 2 Inquests and also in the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).


Kim qualified as a solicitor in 2005.


Kim is an APIL accredited Senior Litigator, an Executive Committee Member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL), on the Executive Committee of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and also a member of the JPIL (Journal of Personal Injury Law) Editorial Board.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals: Personal Injury)

Kim Harrison  – Slater and Gordon

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.