Lorna Hale 3
Senior Associate
Glenorchy House
20 Union Street
T: 0131 243 1241
Medical & Clinical Negligence

Lorna is a Senior Associate in the Medical Negligence department. She has specialised in this area of law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2016, and is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in medical negligence.

She 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. 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. She aims to provide clear and straightforward advice.

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. She has tutored on both the LLB (Delict) and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Personal Injuries elective) at the University of Edinburgh. 

She was described in the Legal 500 2021 edition as ‘excellent’, ‘a very able lawyer with excellent attention to detail and very good experience in clinical negligence’ and ‘very intellectually able and proactive with excellent interpersonal skills’.