Elizabeth Hayward

Chartered Legal Executive

Personal Injury

Liz Hayward is a Chartered Legal Executive. She has specialised in personal injury claims since 1998.
Liz Hayward personal injury solicitor

She has considerable experience of complex personal injury claims, in particular injuries arising from motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents, including head injuries, spinal injuries and severe orthopaedic injuries.

Liz has successfully dealt with many high value claims over the years with successful results for her clients.  She was recently involved in acting for a client who was injured at work and helped secure a settlement of over £1 million pounds.  Another of her cases involved a lady who suffered multiple injuries whilst traveling in a taxi in which she secured damages over £500,000 together with an Order for provisional damages should the Claimant situation deteriorate warranting the need for amputation surgery in the future.

Liz has acted on behalf of several clients where they were suffering from complex psychological injuries as a result of accidents caused by negligence.   She has secured settlements for psychiatric injury including damages for past and future loss of earnings as well as lost opportunities for promotion.  She also has an interest in Chronic regional pain cases and has successfully secured damages on behalf of Claimants involved in accidents which have brought about this condition.

Liz qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 2006. She is a Legal Executive in our Serious Injury Department in Basingstoke and an Associate Equivalent at the firm. She has been with Shoosmiths since 1998.

Areas of expertise

Facial injuries, fibromyalgia, psychiatric injury, somatoform disorders, neurological injuries, back injury, brain injury, fatal accidents, road traffic accidents, accidents at work, complex orthopaedic injuries, chronic pain conditions.


"I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for me over the past year. Your support has been invaluable and the way you have helped me through this trauma is appreciated from the bottom of my heart. I genuinely could not have seen this through this without you and I was close to giving up so many times.  You have been so good to me, thank you, I am very lucky to have had such an amazing lady help me." (Client)