Lauren Karmel

Year of Call: 2017

Inn: Middle Temple

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Lauren joined Chambers in April 2022 following the successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Justin Valentine. She accepts instructions in all aspects of clinical negligence, inquests and personal injury, and acts in small claims hearings, fast-track trials, stage 3 hearings and interlocutory applications. Lauren is also developing her paper-based practice, drafting pleadings and providing written advices on procedural issues and quantum. She is happy to consider instructions on a CFA.

Lauren has a particular interest in clinical negligence and inquest work. She is pleased to accept instructions to represent families and interested parties at inquests. Lauren is regularly instructed to draft pleadings in clinical negligence claims involving complex conditions and issues of causation. During her pupillage, Lauren has gained experience in dental negligence claims and looks forward to developing this area of her practice.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Lauren spent two years working at the NHS Resolution. This provided valuable insight into clinical negligence claims in both primary and secondary care. Lauren also has prior experience assisting in Tribunal hearings on behalf of registrants before the General Medical Council and General Dental Council, having worked in a law firm specialising in professional discipline. After completing the BPTC, Lauren worked as an advocate for LPC Law, and appeared in over 200 hearings in the County Court, including infant approval hearings, small claims and applications for relief from sanctions.

Professional memberships:

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • AvMA

Qualifications & awards:

  • LLB Honours, University of Nottingham
  • BPTC, City University London
  • Middle Temple Benefactors Scholar
  • Middle Temple Blackstone Scholar
  • Diploma in Clinical Risk

Additional information:

Lauren is an amateur boxer. She also enjoy pilates and travelling (when we are allowed).