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Hampson Hughes strengthens Medical Negligence team

Leading North West law firm Hampson Hughes has appointed a new senior solicitor as part of an ongoing expansion of its specialist medical negligence team.

Medical negligence lawyer Laura Owen has over 15 years’ experience working in leading law firms with a particular focus on helping victims of medical negligence to seek justice.

She joins Hampson Hughes from a legal 500 law firm, where she worked for over nine years, initially in the firm’s family law department before joining their medical negligence department.

Her personal case history includes supporting clients who have experienced surgical negligence, anaesthetic awareness, delayed cancer diagnosis, misdiagnosis, orthopaedic injury and delayed stroke diagnosis. These cases have ranged in value from £1k to £300k. She has also assisted on cases involving cerebral palsy and brain injury with damages being awarded in excess of £2m.

Laura considers her prior experience in family law gives her the ability to really empathise and connect with clients. This combined with her exceptional legal knowledge makes her adept at handling even the most sensitive of cases.

She said: “I was instantly attracted to Hampson Hughes due to its dedication to provide outstanding client care, which has always been paramount to me. As clinical negligence lawyers, we represent people going through a very difficult time and it’s essential to be empathetic, but at the same time deliver robust, pragmatic advice and support to ensure the right outcome is achieved.

“From my initial conversation with the team, I knew they had a very clear direction on where they were taking the department and I am very excited to join at such a pivotal point in the journey.”

Commenting on the appointment, Carlos Lopez, director of clinical negligence at Hampson Hughes Solicitors, said: “Medical negligence is one of our most rapidly developing departments and we are keen to build on our strong foundations and expertise in this area. From the moment I met Laura I knew she would be a great addition to the team.

“Laura has exceptional and wide-ranging experience which will be invaluable to the firm but, most importantly, she shares our passion for getting justice for our clients and bringing about real change and improvement in healthcare to positively impact on lives.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Paula Sykes .

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