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Lauren Watkins

Clinical Negligence

Lauren is an experienced Solicitor and Partner specialising in Clinical Negligence, and has worked alongside Ken Thomas, Partner and head of the Clinical Negligence team at Harding Evans, since August 2007. Lauren has assisted Ken in expanding the Clinical Negligence team into one of the largest and most successful in England and Wales.

Lauren has vast experience acting for Claimants’ in the complex field of Clinical Negligence, dealing with claims against NHS and non-NHS bodies. Lauren deals with a variety of Clinical Negligence claims, such as complex birth injury, brain injury, spinal injury, obstetric and gynaecology, cancer misdiagnosis and care home negligence, to name but a few.

Lauren is responsible for managing junior solicitors and paralegals within the Clinical Negligence department.

Lauren grew up within Newport and has built an outstanding reputation with clients in the local area, and beyond.

Headed by the ‘superb’ Ken Thomas, Harding Evans LLP’s 11-strong team has an ‘excellent reputation’ in Wales and beyond, across a wide range of clinical negligence cases brought against medical, nursing and dental practitioners. As one of the very few firms in Wales with a clinical negligence Legal Aid franchise contract, the team receives a significant flow of publicly-funded mandates.

Alongside Thomas, Lauren Watkins has had a key role in developing the practice, and is noted for her expertise across a range of negligence claims, including in relation to brain and birth injury, spinal injury, obstetric and gynaecologic cases.

The Legal 500 2021


‘As well as the firm’s capability and willingness to take matters through to trial, the team is often able to settle cases on excellent terms, without even needing to issue a claim, a testament to the stature with which it has gained over the years. Other notable practitioners include Lauren Watkins, whose workload includes high-value cerebral palsy claims’.

The Legal 500 2022

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