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

Slater and Gordon
M2 3HZ

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), Manchester Arena Bombing Public Inquiry and the COVID-19 Public inquiry.


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 and Vice President of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

(Leading individuals)

Kim Harrison  – Slater and Gordon

Slater and Gordon handles a diverse range of work in the personal injury field. The practice is jointly led by Jordan Bell, who is highly recommended for asbestos-related claims; military injury specialist Madelene Holdsworth; and managing partner and catastrophic injury litigator Matthew Tomlinson. Abuse and public inquiries experts Kim Harrison and Richard Scorer also form an integral part of the team, handling major high-profile work, including a claim stemming from the Manchester Arena Bombing public inquiry. Also recommended are Michael Hardacre, who handles occupiers’ and public liability work, brain injury specialist Richard Crabtree, and experienced industrial disease lawyer Pauline Chandler.