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.
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.