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Edmund Young

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Personal Injury: Industrial Disease


Edmund is a Principal Lawyer specialising as Head of Industrial Disease for London at Slater and Gordon.

He is an expert in handling all types of industrial disease claims, particularly those relating to asbestos and employers’ liability.

He leads a team of Industrial disease lawyers.

As such he is a frequent attendee at the asbestos sub-parliamentary committee of the House of Commons, which debates on all issues concerning asbestos led campaigns.

He is also a staunch supporter of asbestos led campaigns such as Asbestos in Schools and the HSE Hidden Killer campaign.

Edmund takes on challenging cases and has gone to the Court of Appeal on a number of occasions.  He is very experienced in handling significant injury claims  and has previously represented a number of trade unions and their members.  He is renowned for his forensic approach to litigation and strives to achieve the best outcomes for his clients.


Edmund began his legal career in 1989, joined Fentons Solicitors in 2010 and became a Principal Lawyer at Slater and Gordon in 2013.


Edmund is a senior litigator and occupational and asbestos disease specialist at the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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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