Chief Executive Officer: David Whitmore
Number of fee earners: 534
Number of solicitors: 272
Number of trainee solicitors: 26
THE FIRM Slater and Gordon is one of the UK’s leading consumer law firms, committed to delivering exceptional, affordable consumer legal services for individuals, membership organisations and affinity groups. With more than 85 years’ experience, the firm’s reputation is built on the range of expertise offered by its lawyers and staff, and on the scope of their practical experience.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
■ Personal Injury:
The personal injury specialists are based across the UK and have expertise in all areas of personal injury such as road traffic collisions, accidents at work, cycling and motorcycling accidents, accidents in public places, sporting accidents and military accidents. Specialists have a vast amount of experience in all types of catastrophic injury caused by these types of personal injury, such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation injuries, orthopaedic injuries and fatal injuries.
■ Medical Negligence:
Slater and Gordon has one of the most successful medical negligence teams in the country, with experts who deal with all types of medical negligence claims. With specialist expertise in misdiagnosis and delays in diagnosis, cosmetic surgery, orthopaedic injury, amputation injury, spinal injury, brain injury and birth injury, the department has a formidable reputation.
■ Industrial Disease:
The team deals with a range of industrial disease services. It also has a specialist team of experts who deal solely with asbestos related illnesses such as mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening. Its prominence in asbestos litigation results largely from its long experience in the field, having been involved in some of the most important and ground breaking cases in recent years.
■ Abuse Law:
The firm is recognised throughout the media in respect of high profile abuse cases and has been an instrumental voice for victims of abuse, campaigning for changes in the law and as a result their recommendations regarding mandatory reporting of child abuse were adopted in the final report and the draft Victims’ Law.
■ Travel Litigation:
Experiencing an injury or illness whilst abroad can be a traumatic experience. There may be a language barrier causing difficulty in understanding what’s happening, any diagnosis received and any treatment given. The team have specialised in accidents and illnesses abroad for many years and understand how distressing it can be and have a wealth of knowledge when dealing with claims for accidents and illnesses which have taken place in a different country.
■ Employment Law:
The large team of highly experienced and skilled lawyers are dedicated to providing prompt, practical and authoritative legal advice on employment law issues — offering immediate legal representation anywhere in the UK. Award-winning lawyers are experts in employment law and are also specialists within individual practice areas, including individuals who are nationally recognised as leaders in their field.
■ Family Law:
The team offers a range of services covering divorce and separation, prenuptial agreements, financial disputes, children matters, civil partnerships and cohabitation matters. Award-winning lawyers are highly trained, experienced and knowledgeable professionals — guiding clients through the legal aspects and implications during a difficult time in their lives.
■ Wills, Tax, Trusts & Probate:
The award-winning team of WTTP lawyers provide tailored solutions to ensure clients’ assets are protected, in accordance with their wishes. Lawyers provide support for vulnerable individuals, their relatives and carers. The team specialises in all aspects of estate planning, including inheritance tax planning and care home fee planning. The team also consists of dedicated estate administrators who solely deal with probate matters to ensure clients receive the highest quality of service.
■ Court of Protection: The Court of Protection team is extremely experienced in Court of Protection law, acting for the most vulnerable people who lack mental capacity. It is extremely experienced in acting as professional deputy and act for over 300 clients, managing assets exceeding £400 million. Lawyers also provide specialist advice to lay deputies on their role and responsibilities. They can provide assistance where there are disputes in the Court of Protection and applying for statutory wills and gifts.
■ Residential Conveyancing:
Conveyancing lawyers deal with all aspects of residential freehold and leasehold conveyancing – including re-mortgaging, transfers of equity and equity release schemes. The team provides simple, clear and open communication at every stage of the transaction – ensuring the process runs as smoothly and as stress free as possible.
■ Dispute Resolution:
The team specialises in resolving disputes for clients, whether through negotiation, arbitration, mediation or litigation. If a dispute does turn into a litigation case, then lawyers have specialisms in civil litigation, estate litigation, insurance disputes, landlord and tenant disputes and consumer contract law.
■ Criminal Defence:
Criminal defence lawyers have an excellent record in defending criminal charges, with expertise in road traffic defence, regulatory defence, professional conduct and business crime. Their specialist knowledge and experience enables them to maximise the chances of success in defending proceedings in the Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Court of Appeal. They have been involved in many high profile and complex cases, and use that expertise and experience on the behalf of clients.
■ Class Actions & Group Litigation:
The team is recognised as a leader for upholding the legal rights for individuals and has conducted major claims in product liability (including medical devices, pharmaceuticals and defective goods), provision of negligent financial advice, mis-selling and other market abuses, employment rights/pensions, breach of consumer rights and personal injury. It has experience in leading high profile consumer and civil litigation cases including Thalidomide, interest rate swap mis-selling and the VW group emissions scandal.
Head Office – Manchester: 58 Mosley Street, M2 3HZ
Tel: 0161 383 3500
Birmingham: 2 Cornwall Street, 4th Floor, Cornerblock, B3 2DL
Cambridge: 4th Floor, Station Road, CB1 2JD
Cardiff: Haywood House North, Dumfries Place, CF10 3GA
Edinburgh: 1st Floor Charlotte House, 2 S Charlotte Street EH2 4AW
Liverpool: Brunswick Business Centre, Dempster Building 16 Atlantic Way, L3 4UU
London: 90 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V 6LJ