Laura Gooding

Call 2001

gooding@exchangechambers.co.uk

"Laura provides an approachable and prompt service with clear, understandable advice."

The Legal 500 2021
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Practice Overview

Recommended by the Legal 500 for her “niche expertise in military personal injury claims”, Laura is a talented junior with a substantial practice in this area.

Laura has significant experience of acting and advising in a wide variety of claims involving the Armed Forces. These include liability disputes in respect of all types of injuries sustained in the course of service and complex disputes over quantum in such cases. She is also highly experienced in Armed Forces Compensation Scheme claims.

Cases

Ongoing – Advising and drafting skeleton arguments in a case where the Appellant suffered multiple injuries as a result of an accident which occurred when he was competing in a motorcycle race with the Army Endurance Team.

Ongoing – Advising in respect of a traumatic spinal injury and subsequent psychiatric injury sustained during a training exercise.

Toms v Secretary of State (Veterans UK) – The Appellant suffered from severe P.T.S.D. Successfully appealing an award of £10,000 substituted for a maximum award for permanent mental disorder plus G.I.P. to compensate for long term loss of earning capacity, pension and loss of promotion prospects. Total award worth £1.3 million.

Holroyd v Secretary of State (Veterans UK) – The Appellant suffered a significant brain injury following a violent attack in barracks by a fellow soldier.

Clarke v Secretary of State (Veterans UK) – The Appellant suffered a significant back injury during a training exercise.

Ch v Secretary of State (Veterans UK) – The Appellant suffered blast injuries including a significant fracture to his spine when his vehicle drove over an IED.

Sh v Secretary of State (Veterans UK) – The Appellant suffered blast injuries including a brain injury when his vehicle drove over an IED.