Lorna Badham Clinical Negligence

Call: 2015

Introduction

Lorna joined St Philips in 2016, having successfully completed her pupillage under the primary supervision of Colin Baran.

In Personal Injury, Lorna has provided representation in small claims, fast-track and interim multi-track hearings. In addition to her courtroom practice, she manages a busy paperload ranging from Infant Quantum advices through to complex multi-track disputes involving multi-sited injury, acceleration and exacerbation injury, provisional damages, pension calculations and Smith v Manchester awards. She advises frequently on cases involving the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, the Highways Act 1980 and Employers’ Liability claims.

Lorna is also developing a practice in clinical negligence, where she has represented at CCMC level and advised in appendicitis cases.

In Employment, Lorna has acted for both Claimants and Respondents in preliminary and final hearings. During her second six she built up a particular specialism in holiday pay cases, but has also provided representation in race, pregnancy and disability discrimination claims.

Qualifications and Appointments:

Lorna graduated from Exeter College, Oxford with an Upper Second class degree in English Language and Literature. She obtained an Outstanding grade at GDL and a Very Competent on the BPTC.

Scholarships:

  • Tancred Studentship, Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship and Lord Haldane Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Law First Scholarship (University of Law)
  • GDL Scholarship (Kaplan Law School)
  • Li & Fung Foundation Scholarship

Lorna has been accepted to the Junior Juniors Scheme (formerly “Baby Barristers” Scheme) run by the Government Legal Department and Attorney General’s Office.


Clinical Negligence

Lorna advises and represents both Claimants and Defendants in cases of varying degrees of severity. She is NHS-R panel approved. Recent advices for Claimants have included issues such as the delayed diagnosis of appendicitis and the leaving of foreign bodies within patients. Lorna recently acted for the deceased in a CCMC- the claim against a psychiatric trust arose from the deceased’s death at the hands of her mentally ill son.

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