Laura Sylvester

Senior Associate

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury

"notably caring and conscientious practitioner; but with a steely core"

Legal 500 2019

“Just a small appreciation of our huge thanks for all that you have done for us and our family in the case of J. You have been so supportive and understanding over the past three years; it has made the “rollercoaster” journey that much easier to ride. Ever grateful”

A Client

Laura is a Senior Associate in the Clinical Negligence Department. She has a broad range of expertise, with particular focus on brain injury claims relating to children with cerebral palsy.

Laura also has a special interest in colorectal/abdominal and gynaecology claims. She has also developed a specialism in late diagnosis of infection cases and fatal claims and has an active caseload including cases of this nature. 

She acts for children and adults from all walks of life. She has received praise from clients about her professionalism, together with her ability to act in a sympathetic and supportive manner.

Laura often acts in fatal claims and represents clients at Inquests. Due to the nature of the work, the cases can be harrowing for clients and Laura has experience of guiding clients through the legal process whilst understanding the needs of her clients.

As an AvMA panel member, Laura has shown that her work and experience are of an excellent and approved standard. She has close links with disability charities, such as SCOPE and Headway and maintains a relationship with each charity on behalf of the clinical negligence department. She realises the importance of the work the charities do and provides support in whichever capacity is required.

What clients and directories say

"Notably caring and conscientious practitioner; but with a steely core"

Legal 500 2019

“Just a small appreciation of our huge thanks for all that you have done for us and our family in the case of J. You have been so supportive and understanding over the past three years; it has made the “rollercoaster” journey that much easier to ride. Ever grateful”

A Client

“My lawyer, Laura kept me informed and took a close interest in my case. I thought Laura was very professional and supportive”

A client

 

Professional societies and memberships

  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
  • On the AVMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel
  • Association of Women Solicitors
  • Junior London Solicitors Litigation Assosciation (JLSLA)
  • London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA)

 

“Laura was amazing and is a credit to your company. She showed kindness and understanding at all times”

A client

“Laura was compassionate, patient and understanding at all times”

A client

“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you’ve done. You made something so difficult so much easier than we could have ever expected”

A client

 

 

 

Related Services

Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injury Claims

Our experienced medical negligence solicitors secure the best results dealing with complex claims arising from cerebral palsy and brain injuries.

Meningitis Claims

We have worked with clients with clinical negligence claims relating to infectious diseases for over twenty five years.

Hospital and GP Negligence

We have decades of experience in dealing with complex clinical negligence claims and supporting clients through this difficult time.

Fatal Accident Claims

When someone dies as a result of negligence, we assist clients to investigate the circumstances and to obtain awards of compensation.

Child Injury Claims

We have an experienced team of lawyers who regularly deal with claims on behalf of children.

Eye Injury Claims

We have supported clients bringing claims involving blindness and visual impairment due to sub-standard medical treatment or an accident.

Brain Injury Claims

We act in all types of claims where someone has acquired a brain injury or head injury through someone else’s fault.

Spinal Injury Claims

With over 20 years’ of experience in spinal and back injury work our team can advise on all aspects of this specialism.

Amputation Claims

Claims for loss of limbs and amputation comprise a large part of our work. We understand the physical and psychological effects that limb loss has.

Men and Women's Health

We have acted in many cases involving gynaecological and urological injuries, and we have built up particular specialisations in these areas.

Sport

Kingsley Napley has a long history of representing high profile individuals, teams and regulators within the sports industry.

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Contact Laura

+44 (0)20 7369 3822

lsylvester@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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