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Slater and Gordon

50-52 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1HL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7657 1555
DX:
202 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.slatergordon.co.uk

Nick Godwin

Tel:
Work 020 7657 1555
Email:
Web:
www.slatergordon.co.uk
Slater and Gordon

Work Department

Personal Injury

Position

Nick is a Principal Lawyer specialising in catastrophic injury cases and claims for dependency arising out of fatal accidents. His cases regularly attract six and seven figure settlements.

Recent cases include:

£3m for an elderly road collision victim who suffered a catastrophic brain injury and £750,000 each for two families who lost loved ones in RTCs.

A hotly contested trial in the High Court for Maria Sabir who was catastrophically brain injured in a RTC. The court’s decision, reinforced by the  Court of Appeal,  has become a leading reported case on causative potency and respective blameworthiness.

£2.3M for a client who became wheelchair dependent following a serious RTC. In the course of that case Nick defeated an allegation of contributory negligence for the claimant’s failure to wear a seatbelt on the basis that it would have made no material difference.

In addition Nick is instructed in a number of other multi-million pound cases including claims where he is instructed by the Official Solicitor and claims against the MIB. 

Career

Nick began his legal career in 1999, joined Fentons Solicitors in 2010 becoming Partner in 2012; thereafter Principal Lawyer at Slater and Gordon in 2013.

Member

Nick is a member of the Law Society Panel of recommended Personal Injury Solicitors, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), Headway and SIA.


London: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Slater and Gordon acts for those who have suffered life-altering injuries, generally resulting from brain, orthopaedic and spinal trauma, as well as amputation and industrial disease. The main focus of the practice concerns supporting clients at the beginning of their injury to secure ongoing financial relief and rehabilitation. Nick Godwin specialises in catastrophic injury involving brain and spinal damage; while Edmund Young leads a team of expert asbestos lawyers. Typical instructions also include representing bereaved families in fatal accident cases. Patrick Maguire led the team that acted for a number of families of the victims as well as those that were injured in the Westminster and London Bridge terrorist attacks. Alicia Alinia heads the team.

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