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Will Cornwell

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Slater and Gordon

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Will is a senior associate in our serious personal injury team in London with specific expertise in brain and spinal cord injuries, and the bereaved families of those who have been fatally injured.

Will leads a team specialising in claims arising from road traffic accidents and is not afraid to take on the most challenging of cases. Over the years he has secured a great many substantial settlements in complex, often split-liability road traffic accident claims.

Having represented a wide range of clients who have sustained life-changing injuries, Will is well attuned to the profound impact that such injuries have on his clients and their families. How the legal process can support his clients in the important process of rehabilitation is always at the forefront of his mind and facilitating rehabilitation is a core objective of his work.

As well as representing his clients, Will has been instrumental in organising and ensuring the delivery of legal training within the London office of the firm. He has co-authored a number of training seminars and workshops for serious injury lawyers and has delivered training externally on subjects such as the role of the personal injury lawyer; road traffic accident reconstruction; and the interplay between the litigation process and rehabilitation.


Will began his legal career in 2008, joined Fentons Solicitors in 2012 and Slater and Gordon in 2013.


Will is a senior litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). He has formerly volunteered for the AvMA helpline, been secretary of the Headway London Regional Group and organised fundraising events for Headway. He represents the firm as member of the RoadPeace legal panel.

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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