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Kim Harrison Principal Lawyer, Abuse and Disease Teams

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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 and chest and asbestos disease team Kim has a background in all types of personal injury cases but specialises in two key areas of work – abuse and asbestos litigation for her clients. She is also the National Co-Ordinator for Human Rights for the firm 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 also specialises in industrial disease compensation claims – focusing primarily on asbestos and mesothelioma – and has won significant six-figure sums for claimants.

As an expert on abuse, human rights and industrial disease, 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 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 occupational and asbestos disease specialist
  • APIL accredited Senior Litigator
  • 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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