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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 2020 edition of The Legal 500 recognises Lucy as a Recommended Lawyer. 

Client Quotes

Great, friendly staff - really approachable and professional. Never pushy!

- Fairfield High School, Hereford

The understanding of my case, the kindness shown to me and the support given, not only by my solicitor but by his secretary.

- Mrs S Oliver, Shrewsbury

Listened well, advised well.

- Gower House Ltd, Newport

Dealing with one person when possible. Clear, simple advice.

- Mrs S A Flynn, London

Excellent staff in all respects. The process was clear, well managed and avoided unnecessary stresses or delays. The meetings were as focused and efficient as possible and costs were kept to a minimum throughout.

- Ms D Greaves, 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...