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Lorna is a solicitor in the medical negligence department. She has specialised in this area of law since qualifying as a solicitor and acts for individuals in a wide range of medical negligence cases including those arising from surgical errors and missed diagnoses. As well as acting for individuals, Lorna has particular experience in acting for families who have lost a loved one as a result of medical negligence and a large part of her caseload is made up of complex fatal claims.
Lorna litigates cases in both the Court of Session and the All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court. She understands that making a medical negligence claim can be a difficult and stressful process, and clients appreciate her calm, patient and compassionate approach.
Medical negligence cases throw up a range of complex medical and legal issues, and Lorna obtained a certificate in Forensic Medicine and Science from the University of Edinburgh in 2018. This gives her a more in-depth understanding of the complex scientific and medical issues arising in her cases.
Lorna always aims to provide clients with clear and straightforward advice. In her spare time, she works as a tutor at the University of Edinburgh, which involves teaching complex legal principles to second year law students in a clear and understandable manner. She thoroughly enjoys sharing her enthusiasm with the next generation of lawyers and aims to take the skills she has learned through teaching into her practice as a solicitor.
When she’s not at work, Lorna can be found hillwalking, baking or playing netball for her local team in the Scottish Borders. She also sits on the board of Peebles Citizen’s Advice Bureau.