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Legal Lounge Podcast

The Legal Lounge

In season one we'll be releasing episodes of our podcast on a weekly basis. Make sure you use your app to follow The Legal Lounge. 

Some of our Notable Speakers

Beth Heath

Beth completed her training at Lanyon Bowdler, progressing to associate solicitor and is now one of Lanyon Bowdler’s youngest partners, as well as head of the clinical/medical negligence team. 

Katherine Jones

Katherine has received excellent client feedback on her empathy, professionalism and outstanding client service.

Dawn Humphries

Dawn is a partner and heads the personal injury department, she specialises in serious and catastrophic brain and spinal accidents. 

Holly Edwards

Holly is an associate solicitor and she specialises in serious injuries such as amputations, brain and spinal injuries. 

Caroline Yorke

Caroline has built up a wealth of experience in all areas of family law and is an accredited specialist member of Resolution in 2007, for financial relief on divorce and domestic abuse. 

Gemma Hughes

Gemma’s pragmatic, supportive and down to earth approach has resulted in the majority of her clients being referred by word of mouth.

Laura Weir

Laura has worked on a broad range of clinical negligence claims and has secured significant settlements for her clients.

Adam Hodson

Adam joined Lanyon Bowdler as a solicitor in 2021 and specialises in clinical negligence.

Louise Howard

Louise has an interest in psychiatric injury claims, secondary victim claims and PTSD cases.

Alexander Spanner

Alexander is a solicitor working in the personal injury department. 

Brian Evans

Brian is the managing partner and training principal at Lanyon Bowdler. 

Jordan Sadler

Jordan is a solicitor in the private client department. 

Emma Broomfield

Emma has wide ranging experience having acted for claimants with cerebral palsy, catastrophic brain injury, spinal injury, cancer and amputees.

Stephanie Merrill

Stephanie was a critical care nurse for 16 years before joining Lanyon Bowdler. 

Neil Davies

Neil specialises in Court of Protection work and mental capacity issues affecting both the older client and those who lack the capacity to manage their affairs due to personal injury or clinical negligence

Lucy Speed

Lucy specialises in Court of Protection work and mental capacity issues, in particular dealing with clients who have suffered brain injuries.

Emma Farrington

Emma joined Lanyon Bowdler as a trainee solicitor in September 2018, she is a member of the clinical negligence department. 

Natasha Gibbons

Natasha has particular experience in dealing with complex cases, including those arising out of spinal and brain injuries. She has a particular interest in cases relating to gynaecological injuries and cancer diagnoses.

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Domestic abuse, what is it? In this episode, Gemma Hughes and Caroline Yorke from the Family team discuss the topic, explaining what constitutes domestic abuse and what support is available.

People

Caroline Yorke Gemma Hughes

Areas of Law

Family

In this episode Dawn Humphries and Holly Edwards, from the Personal Injury team, are chatting about the challenges faced by people and their families when dealing with brain injuries.

People

Dawn Humphries Holly Edwards

Areas of Law

Personal Injury

Caroline Yorke and Gemma Hughes follow on from their previous episode about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). In this episode they're talking about the processes involved in going to court if the financial aspects of a divorce can't be settled between couples, including details about FDRs (Financial Dispute Resolutions).

People

Caroline Yorke Gemma Hughes

Areas of Law

Family

Natasha and Emma explain the different grades of pressure sores, and the extent they can develop and deteriorate quickly. The elderly are most at risk from pressure sores, but they can happen to anybody, particularly those with spinal injuries. There are some graphic descriptions in this episode from the beginning as Natasha and Emma speak about some of the cases they've dealt with.

People

Emma Farrington Natasha Gibbons

Areas of Law

Clinical Negligence

Listen to Neil Davies and Lucy Speed from the Court of Protection department give an insight into the Court of Protection. You'll hear a segment about the history of the court, and the use of archaic terms that lasted centuries. They also talk about the recent Britney Spears case and how this would have been dealt with differently in the UK.

People

Neil Davies Lucy Speed

Areas of Law

Court of Protection

Emma and Stephanie discuss sepsis, sharing the signs and symptoms everyone needs to be aware of.

People

Emma Broomfield Stephanie Merrill

Areas of Law

Clinical Negligence

Newly qualified solicitors Alexander and Jordan speak with training principal Brian Evans about their journeys to qualitying as solicitors. 

People

Alexander Spanner Brian Evans Jordan Sadler

Areas of Law

Careers

In this episode, Louise Howard from the Personal Injury team chats with her client Andrew Preston, who's a veteran and sufferer of PTSD. Andrew talks about his need to take action against the MOD for his injuries, how difficult it was to take that first step to pursue a claim, and the stigma that still surrounds PTSD.

People

Louise Howard

Areas of Law

Personal Injury

In this episode, Adam Hodson and Laura Weir from the Medical Negligence team look at what it's like to spend a day in the life of an Assistant Coroner, and what you should do in the event that you're facing an inquest into the death of a loved one.

People

Laura Weir Adam Hodson

Areas of Law

Clinical Negligence

In this episode, Gemma Hughes and Caroline Yorke from the family team are chatting about alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  It's a process that helps couples navigate through a relationship breakdown in a way that can streamline or avoid court proceedings.

People

Caroline Yorke Gemma Hughes

Areas of Law

Family

Dawn and Holly discuss a variety of injuries including those relating to the spine. Dawn is raising money for Horatio's Garden by running the Virtual London Marathon.

People

Dawn Humphries Holly Edwards

Areas of Law

Personal Injury

In this episode, Beth Heath and Katherine Jones from the Clinical Negligence team talk about the delay in diagnosis of Cancer, using fictitious but typical, cases to illustrate the challenges people are facing.

People

Beth Heath Katherine Jones

Areas of Law

Clinical Negligence

This short trainer for season 1 gives a brief idea of what you can expect from the upcoming episodes.

People

Amanda Jones

Areas of Law

Family Clinical Negligence Personal Injury

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