Laura Scott

What Laura can do for you

Laura joined Hempsons in 2014 from a claimant background. She is an Associate 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 and has had a number of successful outcomes at trial.

 Main areas of expertise

  • Clinical negligence
  • Committal proceedings – including representing the Trust and securing an immediate 6-month custodial sentence in Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust v Metcalf (2021)

The clients she works with

  • NHS Resolution
  • NHS bodies


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

Recent publications

  • Kore v 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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