Lisa Morgan

Partner, Head of Nursing Care

Lisa Morgan Hugh James Nursing Care
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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 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 £125 million in wrongly paid nursing fees, as well as savings for the future.

She has been instrumental in developing a niche legal department in Hugh James, which comprises of 70 fee earners who solely act for the elderly and families in recovering wrongly paid nursing fees. She was the lawyer who acted for the family in the publicised Public Services Ombudsman for Wales report criticising Cardiff Local Health Board’s decision not to fund nursing home fees; the family of the late  Mrs Evangeline McConnell who recovered over £117,000,  Mr Leslie Terry who recovered over £250,000  and Mr Robert Beaman who recovered over £80,000 in nursing home fees.

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 was named in Glamour magazine’s 35 most powerful women under 35 in Britain.

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, BBC and ITV news and the ITV Tonight programme and various radio shows.


  • Continuing healthcare

Career history

  • Trained: Hugh James
  • Qualified at Hugh James 2006
  • Associate at Hugh James 2009
  • Senior Associate at Hugh James 2010
  • Partner at Hugh James 2011



  • “Paying for Care’ – ‘Private Client Practice: An Expert Guide – Solicitors Journal Special Report’

Lisa Morgan’s nursing care team is ‘second to none’.
Legal 500 2013

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

What do you like to do outside work?

Travel, and I love nothing more than sharing a bottle of wine with friends.


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