I am a solicitor based in our Southampton office and represent adults and children in claims arising from all types of accidents, including but not limited to work and road traffic accidents. I have acted successfully for clients with brain and spinal injuries, amputations and chronic pain conditions. My focus is on the injured client, and obtaining earliest possible rehabilitation through interim payments or the Rehabilitation Code in order to achieve the best possible outcome. My aim is to make a real difference through my involvement. I have well over a decade of experience in helping adults and children claim compensation for personal injuries both in the UK (and formerly also claims abroad).
I am accredited as a Senior Litigator by The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
I am fluent in written and spoken German, with a good working knowledge of French and Spanish.
What inspired you to get into law?
Having experienced personal injury in the military myself, I’m aware of the traumatic effect injuries can have on people. I wanted to be in a position where I could help people and their families through this difficult time.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I enjoy helping people who’ve suffered in an accident. I’m proactive and focused on my clients and know how uncertain the time after an injury can be, especially if it results in a forced career change.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I enjoy the camaraderie within the firm nationally and within the Southampton office. On a personal basis, I really enjoy working with my team members who are without exception dedicated, hard-working, like-minded people and truly care about their clients.
What do you do away from the office?
I have a cocker spaniel, Flynn, who is a handful and needs lots of hikes and walks - I especially enjoy some of the beautiful beach and coast walks around Hampshire and the South Coast with him. I also enjoy catching up with my family and friends who are located all over the world, and I try make sure I do some charity volunteering in my spare time as I find it keeps things in perspective and gives me some insight into my clients’ needs.
“I am more than grateful that I was advised to contact my local branch of Irwin Mitchell and had Lauren Haas who handled my case. She is a consummate professional yet very friendly, supportive and inspires confidence. I have always felt that she gave excellent professional advice taking time to explain fully any actions etc. that needed to be taken while listening to my concerns and worries.
I cannot begin to find the words to thank Lauren for all her help, support, patience and sheer hard work on my behalf following the accident that saw me knocked over on a pelican crossing. Over several years she listened to me, advised me on my options, fought my case to the nth degree and made sure that I received compensation commensurate with my injuries.
Despite all the problems with Covid19 and lockdowns Lauren has always been at the end of the phone or email. I feel like she has become more than just my solicitor...
Lauren really knows her business and works unstintingly for her clients and I would sincerely recommend anybody who has a problem to seek advice from Irwin Mitchell and ask for Lauren Haas” – JM, Client
Lauren Haas "is noted for her very good negotiation and client care skills." – Chambers & Partners, 2020
"Lauren Haas is described as an 'extremely personable and exceptionally conscientious' lawyer with 'very impressive technical knowledge' and 'very good judgement.' She is particularly noted for her strong expertise in claims with a German element and has experience handling high-value cases involving severe injuries." - Chambers 2018
"Associate Lauren Haas...has an ‘encyclopaedic knowledge of all matters travel law" - Legal 500, 2019
"Lauren Haas is a highly rated associate who is noted for her handling of claims. Interviewees consider her 'very thorough and insightful." - 'Notable Practitioner', Chambers 2018
Recommended lawyer - Legal 500, 2017
"Lauren Haas attracts significant praise for international work: "She is spot on with the application of English and foreign law and excellent at the day-to-day handling of claims.' Another interviewee adds: 'She is very efficient, realistic and practical, and there is no pulling the wool over her eyes." - 'Notable Practitioner', Chambers 2017
"Lauren Haas stands out for her excellent reputation on the claimant side. Sources note that she 'keeps clients in the loop and everything is done promptly,' adding: 'She is legally astute; she knows what works and what doesn’t." - 'Associate to Watch', Chambers 2016
"Without exception, Lauren Haas provided superb support following a fall at a well-known holiday camp that sadly resulted in the loss of taste and smell. Lauren is extremely professional but with a friendly, approachable, and accessible style. She provided excellent advice and support at all times and was always easy to contact and a pleasure to communicate with. I would certainly recommend her." - 5* Trustpilot review
"It is great to have her in my corner and I am very grateful for all her help and support." - Client
"It is a pleasure having you represent me, great team" - Client
"Thank you for your ongoing hard work, you are amazing" - Client