Daniel Slade

Partner - Head of Occupier's & Public Liability
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Daniel Slade is a Director and Partner of Express Solicitors Limited and has been with the company since 2003.  Daniel is head of the firm’s public liability team dealing with particularly complex cases.  These include: pharmaceutical and product liability claims, group actions, sporting accidents, all types of foreign accidents, including those on aircraft’s and cruise ships, as well as cases involving complex European aspects of law.

Daniel deals with serious and catastrophic injury claims in high courts with a value in excess of £1m, having a particular expertise in brain injury, spinal injuries, cases involving amputation, pain syndromes and fatal accidents.

Daniel led the litigation in the United Kingdom against GlaxoSmithKline for type 2 diabetes sufferers, contending they suffered heart attacks, strokes and heart failures, including many deaths as a result of the medications, Avandia, Avandamet and Avandaryl, being prescribed to the majority of type 2 diabetes sufferers from 1999 for more than 10 years.

Additionally, Daniel dealt with many high-profile cases, suing Argos and other large furniture suppliers for skin conditions suffered by many individuals from their ‘toxic sofas’, suing Harvey’s for breathing conditions suffered as a result of a sofa protecting spray they sold, suing DuPuy for metal-on-metal hip replacements made, and more recently suing many cosmetic surgeries for ladies having suffered with ruptured PIP breast implants.

Daniel was classed as a Recommended Lawyer in the 2017 Legal 500 who said of him.Top_tier_firms

Express Solicitors Ltd has a ‘very professional and caring team’ that includes the ‘knowledgeable’ Daniel Slade, who ‘asks the right questions

Daniel has represented sports personalities competing on a National level, TV personalities and even Judges.

His favourite quote comes from Chinese author on military strategy, Sun Tzu “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of 100 battles.  If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will suffer a defeat.  If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle”.

In 2013, Daniel was nominated under the ‘Young Lawyer’ category for the North West Insider Young Professionals Award. The Young Professionals Award provides a superb showcase for excellence in the Manchester professional community; all nominees have to be under the age of 35 coming from a range of different professional backgrounds. Daniel is also recognised as a Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme member.

YP Awards

Daniel is currently representing individuals, including a gentleman in his 40’s from Manchester who lost his entire right leg (from just below the hip) as a result of a broken leg at work resulting in an infection, a gentleman in his 20’s from London who tripped on a paving slab, suffering ruptured tendons in both knees and went on to suffer negligent treatment at hospital leaving him permanently disabled and many individuals having been struck at speed by vehicles when crossing the road, causing them disabling brain injuries. He also represents individuals who’ve suffered brain injuries as a consequence of being placed on ventilators following admission to intensive care.

Other recent noteworthy cases of Daniel’s include:

A £779,000 valuation agreed for a gentleman in his late 60’s, already brain injured as an 8 year old boy and suffering further brain injuries when crossing the road in Manchester, £700,000 valuation agreed for an individual of a road accident after a Barrister told him “no chance of success”, securing £240,000 for a victim’s family after a fatal accident in a rented property, securing £100,000 for a lady who suffered from a horse-riding accident, and securing £115,000 for an individual who brought his claim 3 years after the litigation deadline.

Originally from Bristol, Daniel now resides in Chester. He is a fan of extreme sports and often travels to the Italian or Swiss Alps to indulge his passion for snowboarding. In order, to keep well acquainted with his board when back in England, Daniel takes regular trips to the Chill Factor.

Come summer, Daniel swaps his snowboard for a surfboard as he enjoys riding the waves around Cornwall. Constantine Bay is one of his favourite areas to surf.

Daniel is also passionate about Formula 1 motor racing. He cites Lewis Hamilton as his favourite driver, an individual he admires for his uncompromising and brave racing style.