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Leslie Elcoate Associate, Personal Injury

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Leslie is a personal injury associate at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Newcastle.

He specialises in compensation claims involving workplace accidents, employers’ liability and public liability.

His cases have involved a diverse range of trade sectors from heavy industry (steel and nuclear companies) to office-based accidents at local authorities and health trusts.

He used to handle union members exclusively but now deals primarily with private client work.

He has settled a number of litigated cases this year mostly involving heavy lifting, tripping at work and defective equipment.

Leslie also specialises in industrial disease claims.

He has handled a number of group claims for white finger vibration in the steel industry and numerous asbestos claims.


Commendations from independent legal directories

  • Legal 500: "Leslie Elcoate is a key figure at Slater and Gordon Lawyers and recently advised on a £1.7m claim relating to anoxic brain injury resulting from a failed suicide attempt".
  • Chambers and Partners: Leslie is "down-to-earth and approachable.” “He explains everything thoroughly, and nothing is too much trouble."

Career history

  • Since 2012 Slater and Gordon
  • 1998 – 2012 Russell Jones and Walker
  • 1991 – 1998 Singleton Winn
  • 1984 – 1991 Goldwaters
  • University of Northumbria

Recent Testimonials for Leslie Elcoate

“The advice was clear, and most important - realistic.”

Mr Rochester

“Les Elcoate was quite exceptional and I truly offer my gratitude. Les showed efficiency, accuracy, honesty, and he was realistic, informative, educated and very professional.”

Mr Smith

“Very good service, excellent communication - really impressed with the whole service.”

Mr Harris

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