Lauren Seager

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Lauren is an experienced advocate specialising in clinical negligence and personal injury. She also undertakes credit hire. She balances responsive client care with tenacious advocacy to achieve the best outcome for her clients. Those instructing her often relish her efficiency and ability to work to tight time constraints.

Her practice encompasses all areas of personal injury and credit hire including fatal accidents, abuse claims, industrial disease, serious road traffic accidents, Highways Act cases, Occupiers’ Liability and EL and PL claims. She is regularly instructed in high value complex claims. Her credit hire practice encompasses claims for significant sums, bicycle claims, taxi hire, prestige vehicles, hire for business use, fraudulent claims and storage and recovery.

Testimonials

“Lauren dealt with a fast track liability case for me where prospects of success for my client were somewhat slim yet she managed to convince the judge to prefer our client’s version of events and got the claimant’s claim dismissed resulting in a very good saving for my insurer client. I felt Lauren had a great deal of understanding on where the case was, advised me prior to the hearing on the pros and cons of the case and advised me how she was going to attack the claimant’s claim. Overall I was extremely pleased with Lauren’s performance and will definitely instruct her in the future.” – Adam, Horwich Farrelly Solicitors

“She took on a complex case with significant issues and delivered an outstanding result that was far better than I expected.” – Glenn Frazer, Clinch Solicitors

PI Practice strengths

Lauren is an experienced personal injury practitioner having dealt with a multitude of complex claims including disease claims, fatal accidents, historical abuse, LVI arguments and injury resulting from defective electrical supplies.

Lauren is a persuasive and robust advocate with strong cross-examination skills whilst remaining approachable. She enjoys being able to use the minutiae of the case to build a preferable and often unexpected result.

She regularly undertakes contentious trials, where her cross-examination skills have been used to great effect. As a result of her strong advocacy style Lauren is often specifically instructed where a novel point is to be run at trial.

Many solicitors relish Lauren’s ability to turn around paperwork very quickly, her responsiveness and her willingness to discuss any matters informally over the phone.

Recent PI cases

  • A high value and complex claim arising out of permanent injuries sustained in a road traffic accident resulting in ongoing care needs.
  • A claim for significant injury and losses arising out of an electrical shock sustained at work which involved several defendants.
  • A claim for loss of significant financial dependency arising out of the death of a cyclist.
  • A multi-track trial involving tripping on a public highway.
  • Representing a minor who sustained injury after running into the path of a police vehicle.
  • Securing an award for personal injury in the face of fraud allegations.

Credit Hire Practice strengths

Lauren has a clear understanding of the wealth of legislation and case law surrounding the area, and is able to use it to her advantage to achieve preferable results on both sides of the coin.

She is a persuasive advocate with a strong advocacy style which is essential in credit hire claims. She has often been able to achieve unlikely results through her detailed and focussed cross-examination.

She regularly undertakes contentious trials, where her cross-examination skills have been used to great effect. As a result of her strong advocacy style Lauren is often specifically instructed where a novel point is to be run at trial.

Recent credit hire cases

  • Achieving dismissal of a large credit hire claim following a successful argument that it fell foul of the ex turpi causa maxim.
  • Achieving strike out of a claim for credit hire charges as a result of an undated agreement.
  • Representing a defendant in a multi-track credit hire claim where fraud was suspected to successfully obtain adverse Orders against the claimant.
  • Achieving dismissal of a hire claim under a business insurance policy.
  • Representing a claimant to recover hire charges where a Notice of Cancellation was purportedly non-compliant.
  • Representing a defendant to achieve dismissal of a cycle hire claim.

Background

Lauren obtained a Law degree from Bristol University and went on to obtain Outstanding on her BPTC at Cardiff University. After being called to the Bar in 2011 she spent a year working in the department of a nationwide firm of solicitors as an in-house advocate. She is a member of PIBA, APIL and AvMA.

Interests

When not attending to motherhood duties, Lauren is an ardent runner and surfer. She can often be found braving the cold of the Devon coast at weekends or trying to reclaim her dog in a muddy field (incidentally, the dog is a more ardent runner).

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