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Your Legal Friend appoints Director of Clinical Negligence

Your Legal Friend offices
12th January 2015

Your Legal Friend, a leading firm of claimant solicitors, has announced the appointment of a new Director of Medical Negligence, Laura Morgan.  As head of the firm’s dedicated medical negligence team, Laura’s appointment marks a growing demand for the specialist expertise and support required by claimants involved in medical negligence legal proceedings. 

Laura is recognised within the legal profession as a leader in the field of medical negligence and serious injury compensation.  Laura has acted in a wide range of cases over her 17 years of practice and has particular expertise in acting for children who have suffered brain injury due to mismanaged birth or surgical errors, and in managing claims that have resulted in the death of a loved one. Laura has achieved a number of large settlements including £5.4 million for a 7 year old and £4 million for an 11 year old child.

Laura’s expertise and dedication to her clients is recognised in the Chambers guide to the Legal Profession in which she was praised for the efficiency of her approach to case handling and described as “tenacious and detail-oriented”.

Laura has been a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel since 2005 and accredited as a Senior Litigator in the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) since 2006.  Laura is also a member of the specialist lawyers panel for Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the UK’s leading charity committed to patient safety and justice.

Colin Gibson, Chief Operating Officer at Your Legal Friend, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Laura to the team. Her appointment will enable us to build on our existing expertise and the support we can provide to clients who are often in very difficult circumstances.  We already secure a 95% success rate for our personal injury clients and I am sure that Laura’s proven expertise in this specialist area of law will enable us to secure the compensation that innocent victims of medical negligence deserve.

“Laura’s appointment highlights the calibre of people we are attracting to the business and is testimony to our reputation as a leading claimant firm.”

Laura Morgan added: “Your Legal Friend is already building a strong profile for its medical negligence work so this is an exciting opportunity to lead and expand our specialist, dedicated team in a very challenging but highly rewarding legal sector.  The effects of medical negligence can be devastating for the individual and their families, so securing appropriate compensation for them as quickly as possible is our top priority.”