0800 652 3371

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 22 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.

Legal 500 & Chambers UK Recommendations

The 2022 edition of The Legal 500 recognises Lucy as a Recommended Lawyer which says, 'Lucy Small has considerable experience in dealing with a range of complex clinical negligence claims'

In the Chambers UK 2022 edition Lucy is ranked in Band 1, for Hereford, Worcester and surrounds 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.' A client testimonial says "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