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Slater and Gordon

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Why Choose us 

We understand how life-changing a spinal cord injury can be and the impact it can have on yours and your family’s lives and will do everything possible, not just to ensure you receive the best possible outcome to your case, but also provide you with any additional support, rehabilitation and treatment needs.

We also have many other teams of consumer law experts, meaning we can provide an end-to-end legal service for all life’s legal needs.

Our spinal cord injury team work closely with our other specialist legal teams to ensure that all your requirements are met, and to relieve you of the burden of dealing with such legal issues, enabling you to focus on your health, wellbeing and recovery.

Although we’re a national law firm, we have expert lawyers based in local areas across England, Scotland and Wales. We’ve worked in partnership with the SIA for many years, given our common goal to provide newly spinal cord injured people with the expertise and support they need to move forward with their lives.

Over the decades, we’ve built a strong reputation for providing expert representation to those who’ve suffered spinal cord injuries as a result of incidents such as road traffic collisions, accidents at work and medical negligence. We’ve won many awards over the years for our work in this area and are highly ranked in independent legal guides.

Our large North West team is known as a ‘centre of excellence’, with lawyers based throughout the North West and Wales, meaning one of our experts is always nearby to visit you at home or at hospital.

What we do

We’re highly specialised in representing those who’ve suffered spinal cord injury as a result of an accident or medical negligence and in addition, as a multi-service law firm, we also specialise in a vast number of other consumer legal services including, Court of Protection, family law, employment law, wills and probate, residential conveyancing, public inquiries, abuse law and collective actions.   

We’re also one of the only law firms in the country with a bespoke independent financial planning company, Adroit Financial Planning able to offer a wide range of financial services for those who have suffered significant injury. 

Success Stories

Susan’s story

Watch our short film to find out how we helped Susan after her life-changing spinal cord injury

Jack’s story

Meet Jack, who talks about how we worked closely with him to help rebuild his life after his injury.

Meet the team

Darren Hughes

Becoming a personal injury lawyer was my natural progression as I have an SCI myself. I had a diving accident in 1991 in which I broke my neck.

This means when I go to see a newly injured client, I’ve got a full understanding of what they’re going through and as I understand exactly what they’re going through, both physically and mentally, I don’t just visit them as their lawyer, but can also offer emotional and practical support and advice.

There are so many questions which need answering, from ‘when will I go home?’ and ‘how will this affect my relationship with my partner?’ to something as simple as ’will I be able to drive my car again?’.

In many cases, the answers are simple, but they just don’t know who to ask. By having somebody like me, who’s been through what they’re going through, I can go through everything as well as explaining what’s involved in rehabilitation. This can often help ease the pain of not knowing what the future holds and give them a bit more certainty.”