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Will Cornwell Principal Lawyer, Personal Injury

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Will is a principal lawyer within our personal injury team in London.

He has considerable experience across the spectrum of personal injury law but his strength lies in representing clients who have sustained brain and spinal cord injuries, and the bereaved families of those who have been fatally injured. Will leads a team specialising in claims arising from road traffic accidents.

Will is not afraid to take on the most challenging of cases and frequently goes out on a limb for his clients. Over the years he has secured a great many substantial settlements in complex, often split-liability road traffic accident claims.

Having represented a wide range of clients who have sustained life-changing injuries, Will is well attuned to the profound impact that such injuries have on his clients and their families. How the legal process can support his clients in the important process of rehabilitation is always at the forefront of his mind and facilitating rehabilitation is a core objective of his work.

As well as representing his clients, Will has been instrumental in organising and ensuring the delivery of legal training within the London office of the firm. He has co-authored a number of training seminars and workshops for serious injury lawyers and has delivered training externally on subjects such as the role of the personal injury lawyer; road traffic accident reconstruction; and the interplay between the litigation process and rehabilitation. He has formerly volunteered for the AvMA helpline, been secretary of the Headway London Regional Group and organised fundraising events for Headway. He represents the firm as member of the RoadPeace legal panel.


Career history

  • Since 2013 Slater and Gordon
  • 2012 – 2013 Fentons Solicitors
  • 2008 – 2012 Irwin Mitchell
  • Inns of Court Law School, London

Professional memberships

  • Senior litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

Recent Testimonials for Will Cornwell

“We could not have wished for a more professional, caring and supportive solicitor than the one who conducted our case – Will Cornwell. He made a difficult and stressful experience much easier and bearable and for that we are truly grateful”

Mrs B, London

“Will Cornwell is excellent in every way. He worked very hard for my case and I trusted his advice absolutely. Not only is Will professional but also empathetic – he helped me a lot during a difficult time. He is a real asset to Slater and Gordon.”

Mr Y, London

“Will Cornwell talked us through every stage of the case thoughtfully and carefully.”

Ms B, London

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