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Lara Knight

Call 2012

Clinical Negligence

Lara has a particular interest in clinical negligence claims and is regularly instructed to attend hearings and draft pleadings, for both Claimants and Defendants. Her experience covers a wide range of disciplines and includes cases involving issues of consent.

Examples of recent instructions include:

  • Negligent performance of mastectomy with subsequent recurrence of breast cancer
  • Delayed breast cancer diagnosis
  • Negligent dental examinations and failure to diagnose oral cancer
  • Negligent performance of bowel resection leading to anastomotic leak
  • Negligent adrenalectomy resulting in kidney infarction
  • Failure to provide antiplatelet medication
  • Failure to provide proper and informed consent for TVT operation

Selected Cases

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  • BPTC (Outstanding), College of Law, London (2011 – 2012)
  • Graduate Diploma (Distinction), BPP Law School, London (2011)
  • PhD, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (2005 – 2009)
  • BSc (First Class Honours), University of Bristol (2002 – 2005)


  • PIBA
  • PNBA

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