Urd Larsen

Email: clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

Phone: 0161 214 1500

Year of call: 2017

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Urd joined St John’s Buildings as a tenant in October 2020 following the completion of her pupillage under the supervision of  Timothy Connolly.

Her practice focuses on personal injury and clinical negligence.

Urd holds an LLB in English law and French law (1st class honours), graduating from the University of Essex and Toulouse 1 University Capitole in 2016.

She completed the BPTC in Manchester in 2017, achieving the grade of Very Competent.

Prior to the Bar, Urd worked for law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and more recently Clyde & Co, within the casualty and healthcare department. Working within Clyde & Co’s Knowledge Management team, she conducted legal research on behalf of solicitors and wrote articles on recent developments in case law and legislation.

Expertise

  • Personal Injury

    Urd accepts instructions in all areas of personal injury.

    She appears in court (both remotely and in person) on a daily basis and has experience with conducting trials on both liability and quantum ranging from RTA and credit hire matters through to public liability claims.

    She regularly represents both Claimants and Defendants in directions hearings, dispute resolution hearings, infant settlement approvals, interim applications, MOJ Stage 3 cases and dismissals.

    Urd also advises on liability and quantum in a variety of personal injury matters, and drafts pleadings both for Claimants and Defendants.

    From her time at Clyde & Co, Urd brings with her excellent research skills which she frequently employs when preparing written submissions. Recently, she successfully defended a public liability claim, where one of the Defendant’s trees had fallen onto the Claimant’s car.

    She undertook a detailed review of relevant tree damage liability cases, which was relied on by the judge when dismissing the Claimant’s claim, without the need for any witness evidence in the traditional sense.

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  • Clinical Negligence

    During pupillage, Urd has advised on liability and quantum in a range of clinical negligence matters, and she accepts instructions both on behalf of Claimants and Defendants.

    Urd is very thorough and has an eye for detail, which makes her particularly good at reviewing medical reports and records. She has previously assisted with reviewing and summarising medical evidence on a claim pleaded at several million pounds.

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