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Liz Dux Practice Group Leader, Head of Personal Injury East

Experience Profile

Liz is a Group Practice Leader in the London Personal Injury Department. Her practice encompasses the major aspects of personal injury law with a particular emphasis on acting for injured Police Officers including fatal claims, claims for serious injuries, employers liability claims particularly officer safety training cases and other personal injury claims. Liz also specialises in claims for sexual abuse and has recently been much featured in the media as the Lead Solicitor for the Savile victims. The Legal 500 2013 edition states that "Liz Dux has a ‘high profile’, recently handling a number of the Jimmy Savile sexual abuses cases and playing an active role in publicly presenting the legal issues". In the past her high profile Police cases have included acting for Lizzie James (a pseudonym) the Police Officer involved in the honey trap Rachel Nickell investigation and achieving a record settlement for a Metropolitan Police Officer who suffered an above knee amputation. 

Liz has particular experience in representing Police Officers in all aspects of personal injury law having acted on behalf of Claimants in some very high value and high profile claims against individual Defendants, companies and Police Forces including serious injury claims, fatal claims and stress cases for psychiatric injury. Many of her Police cases are not reported in the media due to individual sensitivities and cannot therefore be listed here. She is the Lead Partner within the Personal Injury Department of Slater and Gordon for all Police personal injury cases and is the client care Partner for the Police Federation for the Personal Injury Department. She regularly lectures Police Federation officials and delivers training notes on aspects such as CICA changes. 

In Chambers & Partners 2014 Liz is ranked in Band 2 for Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant "Head of department Liz Dux receives widespread acclaim for her handling of claims relating to abuse, in which she is regarded as a leader. She is also highly experienced in serious and catastrophic brain and spinal injury claims".

Liz trained at Russell Jones & Walker, now Slater and Gordon Lawyers, and qualified in September 2000.  She has regularly featured on national media on television, radio and in print in recent months in respect of her involvement on behalf of the victims in the sexual abuse claims arising out of the Savile allegations and has been named in the Law Society Gazette as “lawyer in the news”. 

Liz Graduated with a Degree in Law from Brunel University in 1998 whereafter she commenced her training contract at Russell Jones & Walker, now Slater and Gordon where she had previously worked as a law student. 

Liz is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. She is also a Patron of Victim Support and is a pro bono adviser to Women Against Rape. 

Liz frequently provides media commentary on matters connected with abuse law arising out of the Savile allegations. 

Speaks good conversational German and basic French.