At Slater and Gordon, we are more than lawyers; we are your support network in helping you navigate the legal system. With a team of highly skilled and experienced lawyers, paralegals, medical experts (including in-house midwives) and support staff, we provide comprehensive legal services across a range of practice areas. From personal injury and medical negligence to employment and family law matters, we are committed to delivering outstanding results and seeking justice for our clients.

Many of our lawyers and practice areas have been recognised by key independent legal guides, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, as leaders in their field.


Support for you and your family

We understand that pregnancy and birth with twins, triplets and more can carry specific risks and concerns for expectant parents. Medical treatment should always be appropriate to the needs of the patients. Sometimes those needs are not adequately met for mother and babies in multiple births and we are able to provide specialist advice and guidance should you have concerns about the treatment you have received.


Our medical negligence services

Our highly specialist medical negligence team has been representing those who have experienced medical negligence for decades. We have a strong reputation for achieving outstanding results, as well as ensuring that the best available treatment and rehabilitation is obtained whilst the claim is ongoing (if possible) and for life, after settlement. Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge and understand the legal complexities, providing expert guidance tailored to your specific situation.

The team also comprises midwives and a litigation nurse, who work collaboratively to ensure clients receive empathetic medical advice and input about the care they received, as well as legal advice.  This sets us apart and is unique offering.

We understand that medical negligence cases can be emotionally challenging, especially when they involve children. That's why we're here to guide and support you from the very beginning, throughout your whole claim and beyond to help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety associated with pursuing a legal claim.


Other legal services

At Slater and Gordon, we believe that everyone should have access to legal support to ensure that the needs of you and your family are met. We specialise in other areas and can also provide legal support in:

  • Wills, trusts and probate, including naming a guardian in your will
  • Personal injury
  • Employment law
  • Family law


Members of our team
Emma Doughty
Emma Doughty

Head of Medical Negligence

Email: [email protected]

Emma is the head of our medical negligence team and specialises in birth and labour injury matters, particularly active in claims involving cerebral palsy, and Group B Strep claims. With two accreditations from the Law Society, she has also been recognised multiple times in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as a Leading Individual. Emma is heavily involved and works closely with many charities and consistently takes part in fundraising efforts.


Testimonial for Emma

You ensured that we knew everything that was needed and listened to any fears or concerns we had. I feel you were not just professional but caring, supportive and felt like a friend.

Laura Preston
Laura Preston

Principal Lawyer

Email: [email protected]

Laura has more than ten years of experience working on medical negligence cases. She specialises in all areas of medical negligence, but has a primary focus on birth injuries, for both mother and baby, including cerebral palsy, Group B Strep, Erbs' Palsy, and labour injuries. Accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as a Senior Litigator, she is also a member of Action against Medical Accidents, and has been recognised by the legal guide, Legal 500, as a 'Key Lawyer'.


Testimonial for Laura

I just want to say a massive thank you, I know this is your job, but I really feel like I couldn't have picked a better person to fight this with. I really hope you know what an asset you are to Slater and Gordon! People like you are very hard to come by.


Get in touch

Contact the Slater and Gordon team for more help. Call us on 0330 995 6823 or visit us online and we will be on hand to help guide you through your next steps.