Lauren Watkins

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 & gynaecology, orthopaedic, cancer, dental, care home, to name but a few. Lauren is an experienced litigator with Clinical Negligence Trial experience. 

 Lauren is responsible for managing junior solicitors and paralegals within the Clinical Negligence department, along with the First Response Team. Lauren is also involved in a number of wider business projects across the firm.  

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

 Lauren is hard working, motivated, enthusiastic and driven. In her spare time Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, walking her whippet and running. Lauren completed the London Marathon in April 2015 for Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre, Wales.

Lauren has recently been listed as a next generation lawyer within ‘The Legal 500 2020’ directory, recognised for her key role in developing the department and her expertise in a range of medical negligence claims.



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.

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