Tom Lax, Associate Solicitor, Bolt Burdon Kemp Tom Lax, Associate Solicitor, Bolt Burdon Kemp

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Tom is an Associate Solicitor in the Spinal Injury team at Bolt Burdon Kemp and is an APIL Senior Litigator.  He joined the firm in 2016 and worked in our Adult Brain Injury team until March 2021.

Tom is an expert in clinical negligence cases against NHS Trusts, GPs and private doctors, though he also has a lot of experience acting for clients in personal injury claims such as RTA’s.  He represents both adults and children.  He has acted for people who have suffered all types of catastrophic injuries including those who have suffered spinal injuries.

Tom is passionate about the impact a successful claim can have for people whose lives have been upended by significant injuries and has been instrumental in setting up comprehensive rehab packages for his clients in the past.  The wider issues impacting the lives of injured people he has met through his career have resonated with him and he has become involved with numerous charities in an aim to make society better for all injured people.

Over the course of his career, Tom has developed an interest in cases involving ostomates (people who have colostomies or ileostomies).  He was inspired to get involved with the Colostomy Association by their message of acceptance and education in the face of damaging societal stigma and ignorance.

He also runs a book group for brain injured people on behalf of The Silverlining Charity.  He has found being a focal point for attendees to come together and read (especially where some attendees had not read a book since their injury) very rewarding.  So many of the challenges of profoundly injured can be overcome with perseverance and Tom enjoys the privilege of being a small part of such incredible achievements.

Tom has been called upon by the legal and national press to comment on a variety of issues, from significant case decisions to commenting on his own clients’ cases.

Media Contributions

Professional memberships

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

Tom's Recent Posts

Spinal Injury
Men’s Health Week – get it together guys… let’s talk…

Being a solicitor who specialises in clinical negligence gives you a unique perspective on healthcare and human behaviour. Writing a blog for Men’s Health Week…

By Tom Lax
Spinal Injury
Spinal Injuries, Ostomies and Me

I was recently chatting to Carl Martin – spinal cord injury survivor, support network officer at the Spinal Injuries Association (and all-round inspirational life-affirming guru). …

By Tom Lax
Introducing BBGAY+ - a whistle-stop tour of UK legislation impacting LGBT+ people

I am the chair of Bolt Burdon Kemp’s LGBT+ network – “BBGay+”.  Over the course of the last eighteen months a select bunch of queer…

By Tom Lax
  • Tom was utterly brilliant, nothing was too much for him, this was a difficult time for me and he was amazing.
    Paul B

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