Laura Cates

Medical Negligence

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Laura Cates

Associate Solicitor

Laura qualified as a Solicitor in 2020 and has over seven years' experience. She is an Associate Solicitor in our Medical Negligence team.

Medical Negligence

Switalskis Solicitors Ltd
Suite 1A, 18 Back Swinegate

Laura represents clients in a range of medical negligence claims, including those involving:

  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Oncology
  • Consent
  • Orthopaedics
  • Vascular system

Laura continues to assist senior members of her team with complex claims, including birth injury claims.

Laura is an active member of the firm, including being a member of the CSR committee, helping with work experience placements and representing Switalskis at careers law fairs.


Laura has a friendly and empathetic approach with clients, whilst supporting them through what can be a long, difficult and emotional process.

Laura finds the area medical negligence is really interesting, combining both medicine and the law. It is also rewarding seeking answers for those who are bringing a claim for themselves or a loved one and then seeing how compensation can help them move forward once a claim has settled.

“Thank you very much for all the help and guidance you have given me over the last few years and for explaining each step of the way”

Medical Negligence Client


Yorkshire Legal Awards 2023 Winners of Law Firm of the Year LargeYorkshire Legal Awards finalist Personal Injury and Clinical Neglgience 2023
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