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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."
  • Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500, 2019
  • Leading Individual in The Legal 500, 2020


Recent Testimonials for John Browne

“Based on my experience I would have no hesitation in using or recommending Slater and Gordon in the future. Communications were excellent, both written and verbal. Our solicitor or a member of his team always replied or contacted me promptly. Their assessment at every stage was objective and clearly explained. I was satisfied with the handling of my claim and happy to be guided by them.”

Mr R

“I would like to thank John Browne and team at Slater and Gordon for the assistance given to me and my family. John has shown a great deal of understanding, sensitivity and professionalism and has provided valuable support during a very difficult and stressful time. I have had excellent service and I am very grateful for his help and guidance.”

Ms O

“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

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