Start your claim

Laura Larkin

Solicitor, Clinical Negligence

GP Negligence Dental Negligence Hospital Negligence Orthopaedic Injuries Birth Claims

Expertise

Laura is a solicitor with a large high-value medical negligence caseload, including many complex, high-value injuries.

She has experience in handling fatal claims and supporting families at inquests, and in handling cases of GP negligence, dental negligence, hospital negligence, orthopaedic injuries and birth claims.

Many of Laura’s clients have significant and ongoing healthcare and lifestyle requirements, factors which are considered and calculated when seeking interim payments to help people before their cases reach a final agreed settlement. A significant number of her cases are valued at six-figure and seven-figure settlements. Laura, who qualified as a solicitor in 2010, is committed to pursuing the rehabilitation needs of clients, in line with the firm’s objectives of improving clients’ quality of life. She is also successful in achieving outcomes that bring closure for bereaved relatives.

“I believe it is very important to ensure that my clients have a good understanding of the claims process from the start, as this helps us work towards addressing their concerns from the very outset and gives us both a clear understanding of what we are looking to achieve, why we are doing it and how it will work.

“Unfortunately, many of my clients continue to suffer the consequences of negligent medical treatment and in some cases live with the knowledge that this will impact upon their future.  It is difficult to face these issues but I try to support my clients in ensuring that we do explore the full extent of their injuries and to secure a settlement which compensates them as best they can be for the harm they have suffered.”

Significant Cases

I secured £650,000 in damages for a client who was wrongly diagnosed when suffering from a serious spinal condition and was left needing a walking frame and unable to pick up small objects. He was told he would likely be dependent on a wheelchair within two years, so it was pleasing to secure such a significant settlement as he told me he intended to use to buy an adapted bungalow to help regain some independence. The successful case will have made a real difference to his quality of life.

I represented the widow of a man at inquest who took his own life just hours after mental health specialists sent him home despite him being suicidal and having confessed to considering killing himself just the previous day. The coroner at inquest accepted his intent had been affected by mental health. I also successfully settled for £250,000 in a case relating to delayed diagnosis of lung cancer. The settlement was for the dependents of the patient who died due to delays in diagnosing and treating his condition, including his widow and her two youngest children.

Career, qualifications and memberships

  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

"Laura Larkin was really good. She explained everything really clearly from when she took the case on and got a good result for me to help me going forward."

Laura Larkin, Solicitor, Clinical Negligence

Read More

Read my latest comments on the news

What Our Clients Say

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Great support throughout my journey"

Great support throughout my journey, kept me in the loop at all times, very pragmatic in the approach, and realistic ensuring I was happy to proceed at every stage. If I found myself in a similar position I would not hesitate in using this company again.

TZMarch 25, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Brilliant service very quick response…"

Brilliant service very quick response and very friendly.

Steven RobertMarch 21, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Tasmin white was appointed"

Tasmin white was appointed and dealt direct for over six years Tasmin and the whole team have been fantastic easy to approach nothing was ever to much trouble and always at the end of the phone I would very much recommend Hugell Solicitors to any person in need of leagal…

ColinMarch 18, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Satisfied customer"

They were very clear and communicative throughout this process. I never felt pressured or rushed and had any questions answered promptly. I found my contact to be friendly and helpful.

Paul AdrianMarch 11, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Excellent service"

I received excellent service with good communications throughout my case and any questions I had where answered quickly. Very good service.

JulieMarch 11, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"I chose Neil Hudgell for my negligence…"

I chose Neil Hudgell for my negligence Claim for a extraction of the wrong tooth. I’m very glad I chose these they was very clear and always available to help on any worries I had . Always kept me updated I would definitely recommend. Kind regards.

JoanneMarch 09, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"It's March!"

It's March! The competition ended February.

LeeMarch 07, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"I would like to take this opportunity…"

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Hudgell Solicitors especially Becci for a fantastic service. I was always kept informed and updated of any correspondence, I would definitely recommend Hudgell Solicitors to my friends and family.

John GreenMarch 07, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Very helpful and quick response to any…"

Very helpful and quick response to any email thanks

Ricky Hall March 06, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"No hassle from start to finish would…"

No hassle from start to finish would highly recommend. Thanks guys

Wayne PattisonFebruary 29, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Excellent service very professional"

Excellent service very professional. Jane did a great job. Loss of earnings rewarded and compensation for a broken hip due to accident at work. Kept us informed at all times made it easier for us to move on from what was suffered. It was very hard having to accept what…

andreaFebruary 27, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Brillant service"

Brillant service , from start to finish definitely recommend hudgells solicitors all the hard work is done for you wouldn’t hesitate to use them again or recommend them

LeannFebruary 21, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Hudgell Solicitors have given me…"

Hudgell Solicitors have given me outstanding service and support through a difficult time. They have assisted me in claiming compensation which they made the journey of getting it as easy as possible.

KatieFebruary 14, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Couldn't be easier"

Couldn't be easier. From the initial call the whole process was handled smoothly and effortlessly.

Kevin RobertFebruary 14, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Amazing !!"

I felt relaxed through the whole process, i was made to feel confident in winning my case which i would like to add i did 😁 .. the company kept me informed all the way through by emails aswell as telephone calls, i would highly recomend to everyone needing expert…

LesleyFebruary 11, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Really happy with the service I had…"

Really happy with the service I had from Hudgells & Alex was great!

Natalie PayneFebruary 10, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Claim resolved quickly and efficiently"

The lawyer was quick to respond and always kept me updated on progress. Everything was resolved efficiently. I would certainly recommend them to family and friends.

Lulu BFebruary 04, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"There when ever I needed to ask a…"

There when ever I needed to ask a question, very informative, brilliant job definitely use them again if I needed too

KatieFebruary 03, 2020

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

"Thank you Sarah Kidd"

Sarah Kidd was fantastic she give me the best advice always keeping me up to date with everything that was going on

Christopher DixonJanuary 31, 2020