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Ian Cohen Principal Lawyer and National Clinical Negligence BD Coordinator

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Ian is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor and Business Development Coordinator at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Liverpool.

His particular expertise lie in birth related brain injuries, spinal injuries, amputation claims and urogynaecology and he has extensive experience in dealing with group actions against the NHS.

Ian regularly speaks at industry conferences and to the media offering his expert advice on high profile medical negligence cases.

During his career, Ian has built up a nationally renowned clinical negligence department from scratch and as such, was the lead solicitor of the Royal Liverpool Children’s Litigation (also known as the Alder Hey Organ Retention scandal) which, to date, is the largest mediated settlement with the NHSLA.

More recently he became the lead solicitor in the George Rowland litigation that established a ground-breaking protocol for dealing with group actions against the NHSLA. 


Commendations from independent legal directories

  • Chambers and Partners: “He is very business-like, switched-on and always thinking about changes. He also believes that the client comes first.”
  • Legal 500: Ian is "well respected."
  • Chambers and Partners 2016: Ian is a "very good lawyer who has commercial sense but always puts his client first.”
  • Legal 500 2016: "excellent grasp of the key issues."
  • Chambers and Partners 2017, Band 1: "Ian is really good. Everyone knows him. He is really at the heart of the market."

Career history

  • Since 2013 Slater and Gordon
  • 2009 - 2013 Goodmans Law Limited 
  • 1994 – 2009 Goodmans Solicitors
  • College of Law, Chester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • Member of the Accidents Against Medical Accidents organisation (AvMA)
  • Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA)

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