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Lisa Hardy Senior Associate, Clinical Negligence

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Lisa is a clinical negligence lawyer and a member of the Human Rights team at Slater and Gordon in Manchester.

She is experienced in handling a wide range of clinical negligence claims including, for example, those arising from surgical treatment, GP care, cardiology, orthopaedics, cosmetic surgery and ophthalmology. She has acted for families after the death of a loved one as a consequence of negligent treatment.

Lisa has a particular interest and expertise in human rights issues in healthcare and also in cases involving mental health treatment.

She assisted throughout in the landmark case of Rabone v Pennine Care NHS Trust, in which we acted for Mr and Mrs Rabone in their successful appeal to the Supreme Court. Their claim was brought following the suicide of their daughter whilst on home leave from a mental health unit.

Lisa has since advised and pursued claims on behalf of other families whose loved ones have taken their lives whilst in contact with mental health services or whilst in their care as an inpatient.

Lisa has also been instructed by families in relation to inquests and she has experience of treatment decision proceedings.


  • Clinical Negligence
  • Human Rights
  • Mental Health
  • Psychiatric injury
  • Inquests
  • Stillbirth and neonatal death
  • Fatal claims
  • GP treatment
  • Surgery
  • Delay in diagnosing cancer
  • Cardiology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Ophthalmology

Career History

  • Since 2014 Slater and Gordon
  • 2005 – 2014 Pannone Solicitors


  • University of Sheffield

Professional Memberships

  • Human Rights Lawyers Association