Laura Sylvester > Kingsley Napley LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Kingsley Napley LLP
20 Bonhill Street

Work Department

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury


Laura is a Partner in the Medical Negligence Department. She has a broad range of expertise, with particular focus on brain injury claims relating to children with cerebral palsy.

Laura also has a special interest in colorectal/abdominal and gynaecology claims. She has also developed a specialism in late diagnosis of infection cases and fatal claims and has an active caseload including cases of this nature. She acts for children and adults from all walks of life. She has received praise from clients about her professionalism, together with her ability to act in a sympathetic and supportive manner.

Laura often acts in fatal claims and represents clients at Inquests. Due to the nature of the work, the cases can be harrowing for clients and Laura has experience of guiding clients through the legal process whilst understanding the needs of her clients.

Laura has written for the Personal Injury Law Journal on a number of occasions.


AvMA Panel member and member of APIL

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

The clinical negligence and personal injury team at Kingsley Napley LLP is led by ‘one of London’s doyens of clinical negligence’ Terrence Donovan. Its caseload consists largely of handling complex claims, including such elements as birth injury; amputation; spinal injury; catastrophic and fatal injury; and delayed diagnoses. In addition, the team is experienced in handling high-value psychiatric negligence claims, often involving suicide and inquests. Specialist in spinal injury, gastrointestinal injury and loss of vision Eurydice Cote and catastrophic spinal, brain injury and consent expert Richard Lodge are described as ‘outstanding’. Recently made up ‘stand-out’ partner Laura Sylvester is another practitioner to watch.