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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 2020 edition of Chambers UK which states; "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."

The 2021 edition of The Legal 500 recognises Lucy as a Recommended Lawyer. 

Client Quotes

Friendly and understanding in an awkward situation.

- Mr R Jones, Ruthin

Kept me up to date in any process made.

- Mr P Haigh, Suffolk

Very, very good. You couldn't give me a better person than Stephen Scully.

- J L, Shrewsbury

I always felt you were working in my best interests, but you didn't sugar coat or patronise me. My case was complex and I appreciated the professionalism shown and how the legal system "worked"

- Mrs J Bradford, Stafford

How easy it was to speak to her and she explained the situation to me in ways that I could understand.

- Mrs S Mizrahi, Hereford

Case Studies

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...

13 Nov 2020

Claim following Hip Surgery

Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors acted for a claimant who brought a claim for damages for personal injuries and consequentia...