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Lucy Small

Partner - Clinical/Medical Negligence Team

Lucy's Teams

Clinical Negligence


Lucy joined Lanyon Bowdler's clinical negligence department in October 2010 and is based at the Bath Street offices in Hereford. She became a partner of the firm in 2013.

Lucy has over 25 years experience in both clinical negligence and personal injury litigation acting solely for the victim. She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers where she is recognised as a Senior Litigator. She is a member of the AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents) Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.

Lucy has acted for clients who have suffered head injuries and has a wide range of experience of medical negligence work including orthopaedic, obstetrics and gynaecology, oncology, cosmetic surgery and GP care and has significant experience in complex fatal clinical negligence claims.

Lucy is able to see clients out of the Ludlow or Hereford offices.


In this episode you'll hear a conversation between Lucy and the CEO of Megan Baker House, Lee Gough. You'll learn about the incredible impact MBH has on the people they work with who have motor disorders, such as Cerebral Palsy.

Legal 500 & Chambers UK Recommendations

The 2023 edition of The Legal 500 recognises lucy as a Leading Individual which states, ‘Lucy Small is a key member of the team who has considerable experience in complex clinical negligence cases including birth/brain injury and catastrophic spinal injury claims.' 

A client testimonial says 'Lucy Small and her team has been absolutely amazing helping with our case. They have always gone the extra mile and have supported us massively throughout. Where face to face meetings have not been possible Lucy has made sure we have stayed up to date and in contact via zoom meetings. Lucy has always made me aware and up to date with billing amounts and has always made sure I’ve fully understood everything‘.

In the Chambers UK 2023 edition Lucy is ranked in Band 1 for the Midlands, which states 'Lucy Small frequently handles claims relating to delayed diagnoses and treatments, negligent duty of care and surgical errors, and is also knowledgeable in brain injury cases and mandates involving mental health issues.' 

Client testimonials say the below: 

'Lucy is absolutely amazing at what she does. I would recommend her to anyone.'

'She's amazing. She really helped and explained every step in detail. She's very easy to talk to.'

'She's highly skilled and a pleasure to work with.'

'Lucy Small has always been fully open about all aspects of the case, and whenever we have needed anything she has responded quickly and always tried to help. She really makes us feel at ease, and you can tell she really cares about her clients and is looking out for their needs.'

In a previous edition of Chambers UK it says: 'Lucy Small is well versed in assisting with a broad range of medical negligence claims, with a particular focus on delayed diagnosis of cancer cases, misdiagnosis and preventable suicide matters. She demonstrates additional prowess in birth injury and negligent surgery incidents. Clients regard her as a 'knowledgeable, warm and approachable person" who is 'very thorough and excellent to work with.'

Client Testimonials

Impressed with attention to detail.

- Ms H Coleman & Mr M Armstrong, Suffolk

I would recommend Lucy to anyone looking for a professional and reliable person to assist them. Lucy has been amazing and helped our family massively. Extremely supportive and understanding always made things clear and giving the best advice for our case. Thank you.

- S Richards