Lorna Badham Personal Injury

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.


Personal Injury

Lorna advises and represents both Claimants and Defendants in fast and multi track proceedings. Cases regularly involve road traffic accidents, injuries caused by animals, employers liability, public liability and accidents on the highway.

In addition to her courtroom practice, Lorna 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. Issues raised by recent advices include repetitive strain, the duties of local educational authorities to pupils in their care and employees injured whilst working in psychiatric care environments.

Lorna is fully conversant with the exceptions to QUOCS, fundamental dishonesty and section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015. She often represents in cases involving allegations of low velocity impact, exaggerated and/or manufactured injury and fraud.

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Credit Hire

Lorna has developed a busy practice representing both Claimants and Defendants in credit hire hearings. Recent cases have utilised the Court of Appeal’s decision in McBride v UK Insurance Ltd, featured complex impecuniosity arguments and dealt with the correct process for Defendants who allege delay by the repairing garage. She is familiar with the nature and extent of documentary evidence and the (often complex) legal arguments in these cases, able to highlight and distill them effectively for a busy District Judge or overcrowded Fast Track list.

Lorna is well versed and regularly instructed in commercial loss of profit and loss of use claims.

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Travel and Holiday Claims

Lorna is regularly instructed to draft proceedings, advise on quantum and represent in large group action claims. She frequently represents at Pre-Action Disclosure applications, Allocation Hearings and CCMCs, and is keen to follow this through to the final trial. She is fully conversant with the relevant case law, including Wood v TUI and Milner v Carnival PLC.

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