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Laura Murphy


Laura Murphy is a partner in the personal injury department.

Amputation Brain injury Road traffic collisions Spinal injury

Laura qualified as a solicitor in November 2008, having completed her training contract at a firm in West London. She joined Irwin Mitchell on qualification and worked there as a solicitor until joining Leigh Day in September 2017. She became a partner in 2022.

My experience with Leigh day was nothing short of amazing. Thank you to my amazing solicitors, Laura & Sarah and Sally, thank you for getting my life back on track!!

Katrina, via Trustpilot

What people say

"Laura Murphy and all the team tasked to my case were always reassuring and helpful which in these circumstances was very important for me and my family to know that they were trying their best for us." - Luke Raxworthy via Trustpilot

"Laura Murphy and the team are 5 star without a doubt."  via Trustpilot

"Leigh Day provided us with a service that was second to none, they kept us informed throughout the whole process and gave us constant support. A big thanks goes out to Laura who was my solicitor and helped me and my family a lot. I am happy with the service and would recommend to anyone!" 

Legal expertise

Laura specialises in high value serious injury claims, including brain and spinal injuryamputee claims and fatal accidents. She has represented many clients who have sustained life-changing injuries. She works proactively to ensure her clients get rehabilitation at the earliest possible opportunity and interim payments to prevent financial hardship and to cover costs of equipment care and therapies. 

As well as running her own caseload she also assists Sally Moore, partner, on a range of complex life changing injury claims. 


Laura is an accredited Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and is also an APIL accredited Brain Injury Specialist solicitor. She is chair of the brain injury charity, Headway West London.

Laura in the news

Laura was co-presenter of a LexisNexis webinar, Running a serious injury claim (2019) 17.9.19



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case study Personal injury Road traffic collisions settlement

Head-on collision passenger receives £430,000 settlement

A woman who was a front-seat passenger in her son’s car has received a £430,000 settlement after she suffered life-threatening injuries in a head-on collision on an unlit road at night.

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Road traffic collisions

Fatal motorbike crash widower backs call for compulsory reversing cameras on large vehicles

The widower of a hugely popular teacher has added his weight to a campaign for HGV lorries to be fitted with compulsory reversing cameras.

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Family of Jon Currie welcome health and safety conviction

The family of scaffolder Jon Currie, who died on a building site in Kensington, have welcomed the sentencing today of Kevin Leathers, the Director of G & L Scaffolding and Roofing Ltd, for a breach of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 at Southwark Crown Court. Leathers was sentenced to eight months imprisonment.

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Tram crash Croydon Fatal injuries

Family disappointed by CPS decision on Croydon tram crash

The family of Donald Collett, who died in the Croydon tram crash, have expressed dismay at yesterday's CPS decision that no criminal charges will be bought against the driver or Transport for London (TfL) or the operator, Tram Operations Ltd.

I am very satisfied with the service provided by Leigh Day. A special thank you to Laura who was very helpful and kept me informed every step of the way.

Sylwia, client of Laura