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Les is an executive with the Personal Injury department of our Newcastle Office.
His main areas of expertise encompass all aspects of Employers liability, Public liability and Training related accidents. Les commenced work in legal practice in 1983 and has specialised in personal injury work throughout this time.
Throughout this time Les has handled a substantial numbers of Police officer claims throughout the Northumbria, Cleveland, Durham and Cumbria force areas. During this time he has built up a specialist knowledge of Police training and deployment procedures.
The Legal 500 2013 edition states that 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.
Initialling starting in high street practice Les commenced personal injury work within Legal Aid firms.
Subsequently, Les joined RJW, now Slater and Gordon, in 1998 handling a cross section of claims including RTA and CICA claims. In recent years Les has moved across to specialise in work and public liability related claims.
Les read Law at Northumbria University in Newcastle and graduated with a bachelor of law honours degree.
Recently, he has also been recognised as a “ Leader in his field “ by the Legal Directory Chambers & Partners.
Fluent in Geordie and English!
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