Lara is experienced in the most severe and catastrophic injury claims, including brain and spinal injuries, injuries at birth and amputation cases.
In respect of high value and catastrophic injury claims, Lara is a strong believer in a team-based approach, and advises having a tactical and strategic plan in place from the outset to maximise or minimise the damages (and costs). In addition, Lara will be happy to discuss with you any particular matter which requires the instruction of an appropriate expert having built up extensive knowledge of many experts in many fields over the years.
Accordingly, Lara appears before courts at all levels and is engaged in all aspects of the litigation process from drafting pleadings and advising in conference through to schedules of loss, general application work, trials and appeals. Lara is also regularly instructed in respect of CCMC hearings across the country.
Lara appeared for the Claimant in the matter of PV, a severe brain injury case before a tribunal involving injuries to an infant. Damages circa £3 million were obtained at an assessment.
In the case of LvC, Lara was instructed as junior counsel in a case where the claimant, a motorcyclist, suffered a brain injury and blindness as a result of his injuries. The case involved ( in particular) issues surrounding contributory negligence and causation arising out of a failure to wear a crash helmet. Settlement circa £800,000.