Managing Director of Specialist Legal Services
Madelene serves as the Managing Director of Specialist Legal Services at Slater and Gordon. With over 15 years of expertise in various practice areas, from industrial disease to military litigation, she is dedicated to handling complex injury cases with skill and compassion.
Get to know Madelene
I joined Slater and Gordon in 2005 (formerly Pannone LLP), qualifying in 2007 and became a principal lawyer in 2016, before becoming the Managing Director of Specialist Personal Injury Services in 2021 and Managing Director of Specialist Legal Services in 2022.
I have over 15 years of file handling experience in the niche area of industrial disease and military litigation. I am passionate about the law and about ensuring our specialist injury cases are dealt with skilfully and compassionately without exception.
My hero solicitor Madelene Holdsworth is extraordinary as she showed incredible patience, tenacity, dedication, commitment and professionalism to help me win my case. I would highly recommend solicitor Madelene Holdsworth for personal injury claims and employment related legal services. She's worth her weight in gold. Client testimonial for Madelene Holdsworth
I have years of experience in acting for members of the police federation in a variety of case types including noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus cases, and stress at work cases. In particular, over the last few years I have developed a specialism in noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus cases caused as a result of the use of members of the police wearing a radio earpiece during the course of duty. However, my experience extends to all types of industrial disease as well as cases on behalf of military personnel.
A recent case I’ve worked on, and one of the most complex medical cases I’ve ever had, involved a development of facial erythrodysesthesia caused by light exposure at my client's workplace. My client developed extreme photosensitivity causing huge restrictions from everyday items such as mobile phones and car headlights, I negotiated a significant six figure settlement, allowing my client to be able to live as comfortably as possible.
I am accredited by the as a Senior Litigator, an Asbestos Specialist, and an Occupational Disease Specialist and have regularly been recognised in independent legal guides, the as well as being currently ranked as a
The 2023 edition of Chambers and Partners states: "Madelene Holdsworth is extremely careful and thorough and is experienced and knowledgeable - a safe pair of hands."