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Lisa Swales joined Pryers Solicitors as a partner, in October 2019.

She brings with her many years experience as a clinical negligence lawyer, having initially trained under Neil Fearn at Ison Harrison Solicitors. After this, she joined Neil as a newly qualified solicitor at Simpson Millar LLP. In 2012 she was promoted to Associate and in 2015 she was made a partner.

Areas of Specialism

Lisa has experience working on wide variety of medical negligence claims and has significant experience handling birth injury claims. She recently settled a claim for a child who suffers from cerebral palsy for in excess of 15 million pounds. She also has a particular interest in cases involving shoulder dystocia which lead to a diagnosis of Erbs Palsy and attempts to support those affected by Erbs Palsy by raising money for charity.

Lisa has a wide range of experience in general clinical negligence claims too, including:

She is a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme of specialist clinical negligence solicitors.

Charity Work

Lisa has been involved in arranging a number of educational events aimed at providing parents of those affected by disability with access to a range of professionals, including educational specialists, occupational therapists and welfare benefits advice.

Lisa also has strong links the charity SCOPE, who support people affected by all types of disability. In her spare time she enjoys taking part in running events to raise money for the charity.

Recent Settlements

CF v Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust

Lisa represented a child who suffered a severe brain injury, resulting in quadriplegic cerebral palsy, caused by the substandard management of his mother’s labour. She secured a settlement in excess of 15 million pounds, made up of a lump sum and an annual payment.

JB v Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Lisa acted for a child who suffered a severe brain injury, as a result of a late diagnosis of sepsis. She secured a multi-million pound settlement after the Trust admitted a 24 hour delay in diagnosis.


The Legal 500 have recognised Lisa as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ in their 2021 edition.

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