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Laura Begley

Work 020 7832 0500
9 Gough Square (Chambers of Jacob Levy QC)

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Clinical negligence and personal injury.


All aspects of clinical negligence work and personal injury work with additional expertise in criminal injuries compensation claims.

She is a well-established and highly respected senior junior regularly instructed against silks and occasionally led by silks from chambers. Her work is complex and high value and relates to life changing and catastrophic injuries of any sort. She is approachable, dynamic and knowledgeable. She regularly lectures in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Law. She is a qualified arbitrator with PIcARBS.


General Editor of the Third Edition of 9 Gough Square's 'Clinical Negligence Claims, a Practical Guide' published in 2015, Co-author of Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims (Law Society) and General Editor of the 2nd Edition published in 2016. Contributing editor Kemp and Kemp 'The Quantum of Damages.' Contributing editor Kemp and Kemp 'Law Practice and Procedure.' Contributing editor 'Guide to RTA Liability' (Jordans). She also sits on the editorial board of ‘Medicine Science and the Law’, the journal of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences.


LLB (Hons) Leeds (1991); BVC (Inns of Court School of Law) (1993); Called to the Bar 1993 (Lincoln's Inn); Pupillage completed at 9 Gough Square, with Grahame Aldous QC and Richard Merz and thereafter tenant at 9 Gough Square.


Personal Injuries Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association; Association of Personal Injuries Lawyers.


Leeds (1991 LLB Hons).


She has three children; twin boys and a girl who keep her on her toes and are a constant source of fun and inspiration. She loves riding her bike, running and yoga when time allows. She appreciates the odd glass of wine and good food and any opportunity to sit in one place (preferably in sunshine) and read novels.

London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Laura Begley - 9 Gough SquareShe is empathetic with clients and a robust advocate – incisive, quick and effective.

Within: Clinical negligence

Members of 9 Gough Square are ‘always reliable when it comes to providing good, sound advice in the area of clinical negligence’. The growing practice includes Andrew Ritchie QC, newly appointed silk Stuart McKechnie QC and leading junior Laura Begley. Typical cases include high-value birth injuries and severe disability, dental treatment, and failed cosmetic surgery.

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – Leading juniors

Laura Begley - 9 Gough SquareOne of the best juniors in her field – technically brilliant but also incredibly empathic.

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