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Slater and Gordon

4TH FLOOR (WEST), 22 STATION ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB1 2JD, ENGLAND
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www.slatergordon.co.uk

East Anglia: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Slater and Gordon (Cambridge)

Slater and Gordon’s Cambridge office has developed a strong standing in the region, particularly for spinal cord and catastrophic injury cases. Principal lawyer Tim Deeming is ‘a very able, energetic and intelligent litigator’. He is a Law Society specialist panel member and an APIL senior litigator and spinal cord injury panel member. Deeming’s recent work includes leading on a case of neonatal death at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in which conducted all advocacy at the inquest and represented the child’s family in the subsequent high-profile claim that secured admission of liability from the hospital and led to the provision of additional monitoring equipment to reduce the risk of similar incidents in the future. He also pursued a multimillion-pound claim on behalf of a family whose child was left with cerebral palsy after a midwife failed to call for obstetric assistance during delivery. Further successful matters included a claim for errors during hip replacement surgery, a case relating to the incorrect assessment of risks in elective knee replacement surgery, and a matter involving a delay in diagnosis of an infection in a baby that led to brain injury.

Leading individuals

Tim Deeming - Slater and Gordon

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Clinical negligence: defendant
Leading individuals

Tim Deeming - Slater and Gordon

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 1

Slater and Gordon (Cambridge)

Slater and Gordon is ‘simply the best; it has a collection of very professional lawyers with excellent experience who take on very complex cases and cater for clients very well’. The Cambridge office has been handling multi-track claims relating to complex brain and spinal injuries, and is ‘certainly leading the way in brain injury cases’. Other areas of expertise include claims arising from fatal accidents, repetitive strain injury, military matters and Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (CICA). The team has a deep bench that includes ‘tough, tenacious and realistic litigatorPaul Tapner; military claims expert Richard Gaffney (who ‘strikes the perfect balance of professionalism, warmth and care, and who demonstrates an honest and sensitive approach to all matters’); Angela Beric, ‘an excellent litigator in claims of the utmost severity’; ‘fantastic performerAndrew Zajac, who ‘runs substantial claims with great skill and shows utter devotion to his clients’; and associates Mick Upton (who is ‘diligent and hardworking and knows his cases inside out’), Joe Speed (who has ‘real talent and good experience’) and Mark Copley (who ‘has a gentle touch with clients and can lull even the most obstreperous opponent into a false sense of security’). Tapner acted in a fatal accident claim relating to a death caused by a defective tumble dryer that started a house fire. During the evidence it emerged that there had been 20 other fires in that model of dryer but no recall had been issued. Emma Truin joined Barr Ellison LLP.

Leading individuals

Paul Tapner - Slater and Gordon

Richard Gaffney - Slater and Gordon

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Personal injury: defendant
Leading individuals

Paul Tapner - Slater and Gordon

Richard Gaffney - Slater and Gordon

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East Anglia: Private client

Family
Family - ranked: tier 3

Slater and Gordon (Cambridge)

Slater and Gordon launched its family team in Cambridge in September 2016, adding to the firm’s national practice. Caroline Watson, who is predominantly based in Milton Keynes but spends a significant amount of time in the local office, leads a team that has experience in international cases as well as complex financial and children matters. ‘Straight-talking, concise and empathetic’ senior associate Grace Brass, who joined from Tees Law, is president of the Cambridgeshire & District Law Society and is a member of the Law Society’s Family Committee. She recently undertook advocacy in a children matter before the High Court. Associate Marc Etherington regularly undertakes his own advocacy and is known for representing clients in complex cases involving divorce, finances, cohabitation, children and applications under the Family Law Act. One of his recent cases involved a client who separated from his wife, with whom he had two children, and who had been served with a non-molestation order due to incidents of domestic violence.

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Scotland

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South East

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Wales

Offices in Wrexham and Cardiff

West Midlands

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Yorkshire and the Humber

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