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Kim Harrison Principal Lawyer, Head of Operations - Abuse

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Kim is a personal injury lawyer at Slater and Gordon in Manchester.

In her role as principal lawyer in the abuse team, Kim has a background in all types of personal injury cases but specialises in representing victims and survivors of abuse both recent and non-recent. She is also a human rights specialist in this area and acts for families at inquests and associated Human Rights Act claims.

Kim has over a decade of experience acting for survivors of sexual abuse and violence and, as part of the abuse team at Slater and Gordon, takes on large organisations such as the Catholic and Anglican Church, Scouts, schools, hospitals, sporting organisations and clubs and social services. A key area of her work is ‘failure to protect’ claims acting for clients against the local authority in cases where it is alleged they should have been taken into care earlier than they in fact were and as a result have suffered additional and unnecessary abuse, violence and neglect in the familial home.

She is currently heavily involved in representing multiple clients in the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) in the Nottinghamshire children’s homes investigation, the Westminster Investigation, the Residential Schools Investigation, the Janner Investigation and was APIL’s legal representative in the Accountability and Reparations Phase Two Investigation.

As an expert on abuse law, human rights and inquiry and inquest work, Kim is frequently asked to speak on legal issues and has given many interviews to the local and national media.

She has appeared on BBC Breakfast, the Daily Politics show, Radio 4 and Newsnight, and a number of her cases have also appeared in the local and national press.


Career history

  • Since 2014 Slater and Gordon
  • 2005 - 2014 Pannone Solicitors
  • Nottingham Law School 
  • University of Sheffield

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • APIL accredited Senior Litigator
  • Executive Committee member of APIL
  • Executive Committee member of ACAL (Association of Child Abuse Lawyers)
  • French speaker

Legal commendations

  • Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500, 2017: Kim is "always cheerful and friendly and extremely hard-working."
  • Legal 500: Recommended Lawyer, 2019
  • Legal 500: Next Generation Partner, 2020


Recent Testimonials for Kim Harrison

“From my father's asbestos illness, Slater and Gordon were excellent in getting financial justice for his untimely death. A sincere thank you to Kim and her associates. I thank you for the compassion you gave my father and all your excellent work thereafter. ”

Mr S, Greater Manchester

“I thank you for the compassion you gave my father and all your excellent work there afterwards. Thank you for your help over such a sad issue in my life. ”

Mr S, Lancashire

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