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Nick Godwin

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Slater and Gordon

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Personal Injury


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. 


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.


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 is acknowledged as 'a very large firm undertaking a wide range of work, including the whole range of personal injury and industrial disease work'. It is a panel member of the Child Brain Injury Trust, Cycling UK and asbestos support groups around the country, and counts a number of unions among its clients. The team delivers 'high-quality work' in areas such as brain and spinal trauma and fatal accident cases resulting from road traffic collisions and accidents in the workplace. In one highlight, it is acting for an individual who was assaulted by the managing director of a company, which resulted in a brain injury. The case, which is going to the Court of Appeal, will examine whether the employer is vicariously liable for the injury. Key lawyers include Nick Godwin, who is 'extremely thorough' and has 'great tactical insight', and the 'pragmatic, realistic and hardworking' Will Cornwell, who specialises in orthopedic and traumatic brain injuries. The 'first-class and very knowledgeable' Edmund Young and Lisa Fountain, who exhibits 'good judgement and great negotiation skills', are also names to note, as is Alicia Alinia, the national head of the specialised personal injury group.

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