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Lucy Small

Partner - Clinical/Medical Negligence Team


Lucy's Teams

Clinical Negligence


Profile/Experience

Lucy joined Lanyon Bowdler's clinical negligence department in October 2010 and is based at the Offa Street office 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

Lucy is recognised and ranked as a top-level Band 1, for Hereford, Worcester and surrounds in the 2019 edition of Chambers UK which states; "Lucy Small offers skilled advice on a broad remit of clinical negligence instructions, with particular experience in matters concerning negligent surgery, delayed diagnosis and brain injury. She demonstrates further proficiency in birth injuries and fatal claims. Sources note that she "always gets good results with maximum value for her clients."

The 2019 edition of The Legal 500 recommends Lucy.

Client Testimonials

Ed clearly pays attention to detail and most importantly was diligent in ensuring my interests were best catered for. 

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

Ed clearly had a heavy workload at the time, yet ensured everything was completed in appropriate timescales including working extended hours.

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

The professionalism of the service received and the expert knowledge of the solicitor who handled my case.

- Mr K Whitelaw, Wolverhampton

Ed provided utmost confidence throughout the process and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other clients.

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

As as Welsh speaker, I attach great importance to being able to communicate in Welsh with my solicitor - as I can with him.

- Mr H Jones & R Jones, Llanrhystud

Client Quotes

The use of clear modern language and presentation with legal jargon kept to a minimum where possible.

- Mr P King & Mrs D King, Prestigne

The team were easy to talk to and explained everything clearly

- Mr Price, Hereford

He was great, he listened and suggested the best course of action - thank you.

- Mr T Graves, Shrewsbury

She was supportive and very helpful - will be recommending to others who need a similar service.

- Mrs E Sumner, Telford

'You really cared and wanted the best possible outcome for our son'

- Mr & Mrs Abernethy, Cheshire

Latest Case Study

01 Aug 2018

Delay in Detection of Cervical Cancer

We settled a case arising out of the delay in diagnosis of cervical cancer in a young woman.

The conse...