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Kim Harrison Practice Development Leader, Human Rights

Experience Profile

Kim is a personal injury lawyer at Slater and Gordon in Manchester.

In her role as principal lawyer in the chest and asbestos disease team and as the national practice development leader for human rights, Kim handles a wide variety of different cases.

She specialises in industrial disease compensation claims – focusing primarily on asbestos and mesothelioma – and has won significant six-figure sums for claimants.

She also handles a variety of other serious injury cases and acts for families at inquests as well as pursuing any associated Fatal Accident Act claim or claim under the Human Rights Act arising out of the death.

Kim also acts for victims of sexual abuse and, as part of the abuse team at Slater and Gordon, takes on large organisations such as the Catholic Church, schools and social services.

As an expert on human rights, abuse and industrial disease, Kim is frequently asked to speak on legal issues and has given many interviews to the local and national media.

She has appeared on BBC Breakfast, the Daily Politics and Newsnight, and a number of her cases have also appeared in the local and national press.


Career History

  • Since 2014 Slater and Gordon
  • 2005 - 2014 Pannone Solicitors
  • Nottingham Law School 
  • University of Sheffield

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • APIL accredited occupational and asbestos disease specialist
  • APIL accredited Senior Litigator
  • French speaker