Care Home Abuse
Expertise and key strengths
I deal with a variety of medical negligence cases including delayed diagnosis of cancer, surgical errors, misdiagnosis and GP negligence.
My strength lies in simplifying the claims process for victims of medical negligence, and their families. I understand how difficult it can be to take action after a traumatic experience, particularly when people have been badly let down by a healthcare professional they thought they could trust. On this basis, I always work hard to give my clients the highest level of support, guiding them through the complex claims process to help secure justice for them and their family.
I have a particular interest in nursing and residential home abuse/negligence cases, and take an active role in campaigning for better safeguarding for vulnerable elderly people reliant on social care.
I graduated from the University of Hull in 2007 with a 2:1 in LLB Law with Criminology. I attended The College of Law in York (now the University of Law) to undertake the Legal Practice Course. I worked at a couple of local firms within their family and personal injury departments. I joined Hudgell Solicitors in 2010, qualifying in 2012.
Proudest professional achievement
Achieving favourable outcomes for my clients brings me great satisfaction, and I’m proud that my work can have such a positive impact on people’s lives.
One of the proudest highlights of my career was campaigning with one of my clients to help raise awareness of care home abuse, and the impact it can have on vulnerable people.
As part of the firm’s LOVE (Love Our Vulnerable Elderly) campaign, which was set up to promote respect and dignity for the elderly, I campaigned on national television for CCTV to be made compulsory in care homes. This coverage, coupled with a petition calling on the government to introduce legislation on CCTV use in care homes, garnered widespread support and sparked an important debate on the safeguarding of vulnerable elderly people in the care system.
Through my work, I continue to support and campaign for the rights of elderly people, offering my experience and expertise to both clients and colleagues.
Very helpful and good communication.
I found Lauren Dale very informative and friendly, keeping me up to date with all that was going on. Thank you.
Very happy with the way my case has been dealt with so efficiently.
All courteous and professional all the time… I don’t think you can improve, the service is spot on… Regularly kept updated on progress.
Qualifications and professional memberships
- LLB Law with Criminology (Hons) degree 2:1
- Legal Practice Course