Laura Barlow | Solicitor in the Brain Injury Team | BBK Laura Barlow | Solicitor in the Brain Injury Team | BBK

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Laura is a Senior Associate in the Adult Brain Injury department.  She is an APIL accredited Senior Litigator and Clinical Negligence Specialist.

Laura qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and has a wealth of experience in dealing with many types of complex and high value clinical negligence cases.  She now works solely on Adult Brain Injury cases and primarily in cases where our client’s brain injury has been caused or contributed to by clinical negligence.  A few examples of the types of case Laura can assist with include:

  • delay in diagnosis and/or treatment of stroke
  • brain injury during surgery due to substandard anaesthetic procedure or substandard surgical technique
  • delay in diagnosis and/or treatment of brain infections, such as meningitis or encephalitis
  • delay in diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours
  • inappropriate treatment of pre-eclampsia during childbirth
  • Road accidents (for drivers, passengers, cyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists etc.) resulting in brain injury
  • Accidents at work or in public places

Laura is passionate about transforming the lives of her brain-injured clients for the better.  She strives to enable them to get the support they need to rehabilitate, rebuild and find value and meaning in their new lives.  She believes that people can live full and meaningful lives after brain injury, no matter how serious their injuries are.  Laura has a specialist interest in acting for clients who have suffered a brain injury as a young adult (between the ages of 18 and 25) when the brain is still developing.

Laura takes a calm and common-sense approach to cases.  She is extremely mindful of supporting and reassuring her clients throughout the process of bringing a claim.  A past client said: “My particular thanks to Laura for her kind and caring approach during this painful experience. She was also efficient, professional and well organised”.

Laura is a keen supporter of brain injury charities such as the The Silverlining Charity, The Stroke Association and Headway.  She has previously taken part in charity fundraising events for these charities and strives to support them in raising awareness about their causes.  Laura actively campaigns for better neuro-rehabilitation for brain injury survivors.

Laura has previously acted:

  • In a claim for a teenage girl who suffered brain injury following failure to identify a blocked shunt while she was in a rehabilitation centre following surgery for a brain tumour.  The Claimant received a six figure sum for future support and therapies.
  • In a claim for a lady who suffered a stroke while giving birth, which caused her mobility and memory problems.  She received a settlement that allowed her to have necessary therapies and an adapted car.
  • In a claim for a lady who suffered severe brain injury, when the Mental Health Trust and Housing Association in charge of her safety failed to prevent her from falling from a window.  Her claim was settled for a six figure sum.
  • In a claim for a young mother who suffered a catastrophic brain injury following a failure to diagnose and treat meningitis.  She was left blind, with severe mobility and learning difficulties requiring 24 hour care. She received an eight figure settlement.
  • In a claim for a young man who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury whilst a front-seat passenger in a car accident.  He was left with permanent cognitive difficulties, including problems with motivation, initiation, impulsivity and memory and received compensation of £7.75 million.

Professional memberships

  • Headway East London
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) – Senior Litigator
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) – Clinical Negligence Specialist
  • Acquired Brain Injury London member (ABIL)
  • UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF)
  • The Law Society of England & Wales

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