Lisa Morgan

Partner, Head of Nursing Care
Contact Number: 080 0652 5523

Lisa Morgan is a Partner and Head of the Nursing Care department. She is regarded as an experienced and specialist solicitor leading in the niche area of continuing healthcare.

She has been instrumental in developing a niche legal department in Hugh James, which comprises of 40 fee earners who solely act for the elderly and families in recovering wrongly paid nursing fees.

Lisa has acted for hundreds of clients in England and Wales in challenging current and retrospective decisions to refuse NHS funded continuing healthcare to long-term nursing home residents. Her department has successfully recovered over £170 million in wrongly paid nursing fees, as well as savings for the future.

Lisa won the prestigious and highly acclaimed Law Society Junior Lawyer of the Year 2010 Excellence Award due to her work in an area largely neglected by the profession, for encouraging others to get involved in this field of law, and for the large amount of pro bono work and mentoring she undertakes. In 2011, Lisa was also shortlisted for ‘Junior Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year’ and in 2015 was awarded the inaugural Simon Mumford Memorial award for outstanding contribution to law by Cardiff and District Law Society. 

Work History

Lisa has been a partner with the firm since 2011. She joined Hugh James in 2002 as a paralegal before taking on a training contract and qualifying as a solicitor in 2006. She then advanced through associate (2009) and senior associate (2010).

Since 2006, Lisa has been supervising solicitor for the award winning Cardiff Law School’s Continuing Healthcare pro bono scheme. She is also a committee member for the South Wales’ Solicitors for the Elderly Regional Group.

Lisa lectures widely on the subject of continuing care to professionals and the voluntary sector and regularly gives media interviews and is called on by the press as a commentator and expert in her field. She has appeared on The One Show, BBC Breakfast News, Channel 4 Dispatches, BBC and ITV news and various radio shows.


Thank you so much for all the brilliant work you have done on behalf of me and my mother, Dorothy Clement. You are such a very excellent lawyer. I am so delighted with how you have handled my claim

Mrs S. Cornwall


We would like to thank you for all the work and guidance. You were very professional and yet very approachable and gave us confidence to continue with the case. Thank you once again.

Mr and Mrs P. - South Wales


Thank you for superb work on mum’s behalf; an excellent result. Many thanks.

Mr L. Bristol


Thank you very much for all your work in my father’s case for NHS Continuing Healthcare. Your work was without doubt instrumental to the successful outcome.

Mrs R. Northants


The members of my family were delighted with the excellent help we received from a number of practitioners at Hugh James in relation to the care costs of my late mother. The attention to detail, the patient pursuit of the issues and the provision of information about the progress of the case were all exemplary.

Nicholas Fogg