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Garry Sleet

Practice Area/ Department

Personal Injury


Senior Litigation Executive


Garry is an executive in the personal injury department undertaking claimant work involving Public and Employer’s Liability, as well as more complex or contentious road traffic accidents and trips and slips. He also possesses specialist knowledge of claims against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.

Having extensive experience of working with both Claimants and Defendants, Garry has a very rounded approach to his work. He has also worked in the areas of general litigation and matrimonial law and this experience has helped him cultivate an ability to empathise and engage with clients.

Garry deals with difficult cases where resolution is sought in robustly-contested liability arguments. He handles work of varying values, although to a large degree concentrating on medium-value claims.

Before joining George Ide, Garry gained experience working with a top London defendant firm, and spent many years working with recognised firms on the south coast.

Garry has worked on certain notable cases, such as being involved in a family matter which developed new law in the area, and which led to a successful Court of Appeal decision. He has handled cases relating to disease and occupational health, as well as significant claims relating to prescription of Benzodiazepines.

Garry has a niche reputation for taking on cases where clients have been poorly served by previous lawyers, and bringing them to a successful conclusion. In a recent example, a defended road accident claim, a client was advised to accept £7,500 by his previous lawyers. However, after instructing George Ide, the client has now received £225,000 in an agreed settlement.

Garry currently has a significant claim, pending the outcome of a referral by the Court of Appeal to the European Court, for resolution of an apparent clash between domestic and European road traffic law.

Garry has an important role in the practice, ensuring compliance with regulations, and has assisted in procuring the valued Lexcel Quality Assurance Award. He is a member of the committee which assesses the risks relating to the practice involvement with Conditional Fee Agreements. He has received many recommendations from clients who have appreciated his calm, confident and approachable style.



Garry is a past Chairman of Eastergate Parish Council and is now Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

Hon. Secretary and Treasurer to a local village hall charity.

Case Studies

To read more about Garry’s work, please click on the link below:

Garry Sleet – Change of acting Solicitors (R)

Garry Sleet – Insurers undervalue claim (M)

Professional experience

1996 to date – Senior Litigation Executive, George Ide LLP
1985 to 1996 – Senior Litigation Executive, Dobsons, Chichester
1981 to 1985 – Senior Litigation Executive, George Ide Phillips
1976 to 1981 – Litigation Executive, Hextall Erskine & Co., Horsham
1975 to 1976 – Litigation Executive, Farrington & Whiting, Brighton
1971 to 1975 – Junior Litigation Executive, Donne Mileham & Haddock, Brighton


1971 to 1973 – Brighton Technical College
1966 to 1971 – Lewes Grammar School for Boys

Contact Details

Office: Lion House, Chichester.

Contact Telephone Number: 01243 812406

Email Address: garry.sleet@georgeide.co.uk