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Laura Cleevely

Associate Solicitor

I feel privileged to work as part of the London medical negligence team. Not only do I work alongside a number of the best legal brains in our field, I also work with kind and supportive colleagues and get the opportunity to work on a wide variety of good quality, interesting and deserving cases.

Get to know Laura

I am an associate solicitor within Slater and Gordon’s medical negligence department in London. I qualified in 2011 and have since specialised entirely in claimant medical negligence. I previously trained in a regional firm with a strong client focus and then moved to a national firm to strengthen my experience.

I represent clients who have suffered medical negligence including birthing and spinal injuries, misdiagnosis, fatal claims, surgical errors and consent issues. I have also assisted in collective action litigation and have experience advising clients on medical product liability claims.

Career highlights

I was part of the team who achieved a global settlement in the sum of £37 million for the Ian Paterson litigation. This case involved novel points of law and attracted much media attention. The case led to a Public Enquiry where recommendations were made to reshape the industry and to protect private patients in the future.

The case attracted much media attention including:

  • Ian Paterson Spire Healthcare to pay out £27.2m to victims of rogue breast surgeon - Telegraph 13/09/2017
  • Victims of disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson are awarded £37m - The Times Online 13/09/2017
  • 'Cover-up' let rogue surgeon play God - The Daily Telegraph 29/04/2017
  • NHS covered up breast surgeon with 'god complex' who needlessly butchered hundreds of women - Telegraph 28/04/2017


For our work on the Paterson case, we were awarded an Adroit Excellence Award and were nominated for Outstanding Case of the Year at the Personal Injury Awards 2018.

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