Lynne Morgan Shortlisted for Swansea Bay Woman of The Year
- AuthorHayley Davies
Not many lawyers have photographs of their clients posted on the walls of their office. Few get invited to 40th birthday parties or share in celebrations for their other red letter days.
But as a Professional Deputy, Lynne Morgan's role is unlike any other at the business, and it is distinct from that of legal practitioners working in any other field of law.
Lynne leads a team who act as financial guardians when decision-making abilities have been affected by neurological conditions. Many of Lynne’s clients’ sustained injuries at birth or through traumatic accidents and their lives have been irrevocably changed. Lynne is passionate about supporting her clients and their families, and her core aim is to enable her clients to live as full a life as possible after a catastrophe.
The relationships Lynne holds can be the longest relationships any lawyer has with their clients, often starting with the parents whilst the client is still a baby.
It is a testimony to Lynne’s exemplary interpersonal skills and legal expertise, that when she became a Professional Deputy in 2013, the team was helping 27 people. Now supported by a team of 7, Lynne actively assists 62 clients.
On top of her working day, and as well as being a mother to young twins and a teenager, Lynne is actively involved with groups and charities that provide assistance to her clients. Lynne is the Secretary of Headway Carmarthenshire, a group which meets every month to give those with brain injuries and their families a safe place to share experiences, seek advice and socialise with people who understand their needs. Lynne is also a committee member of the South West Wales Brain Injury Group. The Group runs an annual conference for 200 + medical professionals and brain injury survivors and their carers. The conference raises awareness of and encourages the development and dissemination of good practice around Brain Injury.
We nominated Lynne for the Swansea Bay Woman of the Year 2017, and we are delighted to announce that she has been shortlisted!