Laura Scott

What Laura can do for you

Laura joined Hempsons in 2014 from a claimant background. She is a Partner in the healthcare litigation team specialising in clinical negligence claims made against the NHS.

Laura has a varied caseload, including obstetric, spinal, amputation and mental health claims, and matters relating to consent and the standard of surgery. She sits on the firm’s Quality Committee, is Fraud Detection Lead and has had a number of successful outcomes at trial.

 Main areas of expertise

  • Clinical negligence
  • Fraud detection and committal proceedings – including representing the Trust in Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust v Metcalf (2021)

The clients she works with

  • NHS Resolution
  • NHS bodies
  • GPs


  • Legal Practice Course
  • Masters in Law (specialising in healthcare)
  • Law LLB

Recent publications

  • Legal update: Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust v Linda Metcalf” – Medico Legal Magazine
  • Kore Brocklebank – pre-action Part 36 offers in fatal accident claims”
  • “Factual witnesses and expert advisors – lessons learnt from recent trial wins” – Medico Legal Magazine

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