Elinor Laidlaw
      • Elinor Laidlaw
      • Director - Medical Negligence
    • Contact

      • 01792 529 626
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    • Department

    • Address

      • Venture Court
      • Waterside Business Park
      • Valley Way Enterprise Park
      • Swansea
      • SA6 8QP
      • Wales
      • 01792 773 773
      • 01792 774 775
      • 82804 Swansea 2

Elinor Laidlaw

Director - Medical Negligence

Elinor has a professional and approachable manner, and she understands that clients have often been through devastating circumstances before deciding to pursue a medical negligence case. Elinor works closely with individual clients and their families and ensures that the legal process is explained in a straightforward manner with the aim of achieving the best possible result for each client. Elinor was singled out for excellence in the 2024 Legal 500 rankings in Wales. 

Elinor's caseload encompasses a wide range of complex medical issues, including acting for clients in cases involving delay in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, orthopaedic and limb amputation cases, gynaecological cases, and cases where clients have sadly passed away as a result of negligence, including representing bereaved families during Inquest investigations and hearings.

Elinor also works alongside Keith Thomas, Head of the Injury Services Team, and Matthew Owen, Head of the Medical Negligence Team, by providing assistance and support to clients and their families in complex birth injury cases.

Elinor is a member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and is also the Secretary for the Neath Port Talbot branch of Headway, a charity that supports brain injury survivors and their families. Elinor is also a member of the South West Wales Brain Injury Group.

A graduate of Aberystwyth University with a First Class Honours Law degree in 2015, Elinor went on to gain her Masters degree in Law as well as completing her Legal Practice Course at Swansea University in 2016, gaining a Distinction in both qualifications. Elinor commenced her training contract with JCP in September 2016 and qualified as a Solicitor in September 2018. Elinor became a Director in April 2024.

Outside of work, Elinor enjoys travelling and loves spending quality time with family and socialising with friends. Elinor also enjoys baking and is a keen cook.

Elinor is a fluent Welsh speaker and is very happy to provide legal advice through the medium of Welsh.