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Lisa Waghorne is a solicitor in our Employment, Professional Negligence and Property Disputes teams

Lisa Waghorne | Associate 020 7874 8499

I am known as a tenacious litigator who regularly achieves spectacular results for my clients.

I am a confident court advocate and skilled negotiator with an ability to provide services under a wide and flexible range of funding arrangements in the High Court, County Court and appellate courts.

I have been working in legal practice for over 10 years. I qualified as a solicitor in September 2012, having completed my training contract with this firm.

My practice covers a wide range of civil litigation matters especially claims for damages for professional negligence against solicitors, barristers, accountants, surveyors and other professionals. Lisa is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and the London Solicitors Litigation Association.

I also conduct litigated disputes about breach of confidentiality and the Data Protection Act 1998, property, and contentious probate claims. I also specialise in contentious legal costs disputes and commercial litigation.

I also act for Claimants and Defendants in all types of personal injury claim including accidents at work, road traffic accidents, slips and tripping accidents, product liability claims, accidents abroad and dental negligence claims. I am particularly skilled in high value and complex cases involving fraud, professional negligence and costs issues.


  • College of Law, London – Legal Practice Course (2005 – 2006)
  • London Metropolitan University- LLB Law (Hons), (2002- 2005)


  • Associate, Hodge Jones & Allen, May 2016 – present
  • Solicitor, Hodge Jones & Allen, September 2012 – May 2016
  • Trainee Solicitor, Hodge Jones & Allen, 2010 – 2012
  • Personal Injury and Civil Litigation paralegal, Hodge Jones & Allen, 2007- 2010
  • Personal Injury Paralegal, MTA Solicitors, 2006 – 2007

Client Comments

  • “Well done to Lisa Waghorne for the excellent service and professionalism.”
  • “The level of communication.”
  • “Lisa is a rising star.”
  • “I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for all your efforts and work on the case. I appreciate your patience and understanding through the process.”

Notable Cases

  • Professional negligence matter relating to family proceedings/enforceability of English Orders under Brussels I and Brussels II Revised: High Court – Hodge Jones & Allen McLaughlin [2011] EWHC 2402 (QB) Court of Appeal – (2013) LTL 11/12/2013.
  • Acting for Claimant in claim against Jimmy Savile’s estate for compensation arising from an assault.
  • Acting in a high profile claim against a national newspaper on behalf of a well-known celebrity in relation to phone hacking.
  • Acting for victims of defective hip replacement prostheses.
  • Defending a Las Vegas hotel in a claim brought by a UK resident and booking agent.
  • Acting for Defendant in a fatal accident claim arising from an accident in Bosnia.

Personal Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy eating out, swimming and reading.

Twitter: @Lisa_Waghorne