Laura Weir.

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The 2024 edition of The Legal 500 ranks Laura as a “Rising Star”.

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Profile / Experience

Profile / Experience

Laura, a fluent Welsh speaker, attended Llanfair Caereinion High School before completing her law degree at Aberystwyth University. She then moved to London to complete her post-graduate studies, before being awarded a highly competitive training placement at a leading London law firm.

Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2017, Laura has worked on a broad range of clinical negligence claims and has secured significant settlements for her clients. She joined Lanyon Bowdler in September 2020. Whilst she spends the majority of her time working from the Shrewsbury office, Laura also works closely with her colleagues in Conwy. Laura’s native understanding of the Welsh healthcare system is of great benefit to the firm and to her clients.

Laura’s caseload primarily consists of claims arising from failures in maternity care and she is taking a leading role in the progression of maternity claims arising from the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust – the largest maternity scandal in NHS history. These cases include stillbirths, neonatal deaths, maternal deaths and birth injuries and Laura has already secured admissions of liability in a number of cases.

Laura has made a number of media appearances in relation to the scandal and the Ockenden report and had her client feature on Panorama – Maternity Scandal: Fighting for Truth. Laura took part in an ITV News interview and supported her clients who featured on BBC, Sky, ITV and Channel 5. Laura has been quoted across both paper and digital media.

Laura has also worked closely with the NHSR and Hill Dickinson, to develop and conduct an innovative pilot to deal with the large number of SaTH maternity claims in an efficient manner to ensure timely justice for families.

Clients praise her caring nature, efficiency and professionalism.

Alongside her work, Laura is a keen advocate for safer maternity care and often lends her voice to campaigns. Most recently, Laura has interviewed Kayleigh Griffiths MBE, one of the founding mothers of the SaTH maternity scandal, on a podcast in an attempt to shine a light of their call for a Four-Nation maternity inquiry.

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Testimonials

What our clients say.

From the minute go, Laura was very efficient, and super professional. She make me feel important and at ease moving forward through the process. She was always there for me if I had any questions, and got every little detail needed. She was always a step ahead, and made my experience %100 easier. Thank you Laura for your professionalism, and care. Thanks Kelly

Kelly Wells
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After over 30 years of heartache and wanting justice and closure Laura Weir took on our case and won. She has become more than a solicitor I feel I could talk to her more like a caring friend that wanted closure for us and our children. I will never be able to thank her enough.

Mrs M Speers
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The most incredible advice and support from start to finish. Laura was professional, empathetic and showed the upmost compassion throughout. Her experience shone through and I would not hesitate tin recommending her! Thank you, Laura!

Claire Fields
via ReviewSolicitors
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Blog

National Learning Report Released Today Highlights Persistent Failures in Maternity Care

The Maternity and Newborn Safety Investigations (MNSI) has today released a national learning report that highlight...
Laura Weir • 08 May 2024
Lanyon Bowdler in the Media
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Inspirational Brain Injury Conference a Major Success

An event in Shrewsbury to celebrate inspirational people who battled back from life-changing brain injuries has been dec...
Lanyon Bowdler Featured on the Shropshire Live Website • 21 Mar 2024
Podcast icon Podcast

Maternity: Call for a Four-Nation Inquiry – Laura Weir and Kayleigh Griffiths MBE

During this episode Laura Weir is joined by Kayleigh Griffiths to discuss the need for safer maternity care in the UK....
Published • 20 Mar 2024
Case Study
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Death of Young Mother of Three Could Have Been Avoided

The Trust’s Serious Incident Investigation Report revealed significant failings in care....
Laura Weir • 01 Feb 2024
Blog

Panorama – A Spotlight On Gloucestershire Maternity: What Can We Expect?

On Monday 29 January 2024, Panorama will air an episode focusing on the failings in maternity care at a Trust in Gl...
Laura Weir • 22 Jan 2024
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Y Bont – Supporting People Through Pregnancy Decisions and Loss – Sue Dickenson and Laura Weir

Y Bont is a free support service in North Wales and Chester for anyone facing a pregnancy decision and for those in need...
Published • 01 Jan 2024
Blog

Titty-trekking Doctor on a Mission to Increase Breast Cancer Awareness!

Dr Laura Land is making it her mission this Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise as much awareness as possible of...
Laura Weir • 23 Oct 2023
Case Study
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Six Figure Settlement Received Within One Year

This is a true example of working collaboratively with the NHS Resolution to reach timely settlement and should be repli...
Laura Weir • 27 Jul 2023
Case Study
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Misfiled Radiology Report Causes Catastrophic Harm

Mr L originally presented to Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) in 2011 with suspected kidney stones....
18 Jul 2023
Case Study
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Hospital Missed Key Symptoms Leading To Life Changing Injury

Cauda Equina Syndrome requires emergency hospital admission and may require emergency surgery, because the longer it goe...
18 Jul 2023
Blog

Urgent Measures Required to Tackle Alarming Baby Loss Rates in the UK

A landmark report published by the Sands and Tommy’s Joint Policy Unit has shed light on the distressing real...
Laura Weir • 18 May 2023
Blog

Nottingham Maternity Review – Donna Ockenden Takeover

The Nottingham Maternity Unit was rated as inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2020 and a review, si...
Laura Weir • 15 Jun 2022
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Medical Negligence
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Martin Hood
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Sarah Martin
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Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
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Andrew Morris
Trainee Costs Draftsman
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
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David Hughes
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