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Kate Lax


0114 224 2080

Kate Lax


Department: Medical Negligence

Experience in years:

12 years


Kate obtained a 2:1 in her Law and Criminology degree at Sheffield Hallam University in 2005 and then went onto complete her Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Trent University in 2008. She has specialised in Personal Injury and Medical Negligence since 2007 when she started work as a Paralegal at a South Yorkshire Law Firm. Kate qualified as a Solicitor in 2013 at a Manchester based firm and has continued to practice in Medical Negligence since.

Main areas of work:

  • Providing assistance to Client’s going through the NHS Complaints Procedure.
  • Clinical negligence matters involving birth injuries.
  • Cases of misdiagnosis.
  • Delay in diagnosis.
  • Informed consent cases.
  • Claims against GP’s, hospitals and care homes
  • Dental claims.
  • Cosmetic surgery claims.
  • Fatal cases and dependency claims
  • Experience in dealing with high value personal injury claims, including road traffic accidents and accidents at work.

Great/notable stuff done at Wake Smith:

  • Succeeding in a multi-million pound action against a Hospital Trust after a patient sustained a serious brain injury at birth.
  • Acting for a Claimant in a serious road traffic accident, securing compensation over £100,000.
  • Assisting on a claim where there was no informed consent for a routine surgical procedure resulting in a serious debilitating knee condition, securing £225,000 for the Claimant.

Case Studies

What clients say about Kate:

The ‘well prepared and conscientious lawyer‘ Kate Lax, who is praised for ‘going that extra mile for her clients‘. - The Legal 500 UK 2019

Out of work:

Kate enjoys spending family time with her husband and their three-year-old son. She enjoys reading and cooking and also eating out.

Kate is a keen runner and has taken part in a number of 10k and half marathon events in recent years Kate is also an active member of the Wake Smith netball team and plays once a week in a competitive league.

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