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John Browne Principal Lawyer, Head of Industrial Disease Cardiff

Experience Profile

John is a senior personal injury lawyer, specialising as Head of Industrial Disease for Cardiff at Slater and Gordon Lawyers.

He specialises in claims concerning disease and represents a number of trade unions.

He is an expert in asbestos related cases and other respiratory complaints.

John has successfully run group and class actions to the Court of Appeal and to the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

He has also brought specific and novel points of law to the High Court and Supreme Court Judiciary for consideration.


  • Personal injury
  • Multi-claimant action
  • Asbestos
  • HAVS
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory

Career history

  • Since 2015 Slater and Gordon
  • 1994 - 2015 Leo Abse and Cohen
  • BSc Physics
  • Dip Engineering
  • MSc Engineering

Legal commendations

  • Ranked Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500, 2017: John is a "formidable litigator."

Recent Testimonials for John Browne

“Both solicitors I dealt with treated my case, I felt, in a helpful friendly and professional manner. They guided us through the complexities of the case, giving the appropriate advice and contacting the relevant professional people needed for my case requirements.”

Mr V, South Wales

“Thank you for all your hard work through what was a very difficult and sad case for us. You persevered when we hit challenging obstacles and we are very pleased with the result you achieved for us. Your staff were always very understanding and supportive. We feel that you offered us a personalised service in a careful and sensitive way. Your knowledge in relation to mesothelioma is clearly extensive. We could not have asked for a better service.”

Mrs W, South Wales

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