Nicola is a specialist clinical negligence solicitor with more than 20 years’ experience in the field. She joined JMW in April 2020 as the first partner in the clinical negligence department to be based out of our London Office. Nicola had previously spent nine years as a partner at Leigh Day Solicitors, also in London.
Nicola specialises exclusively in clinical negligence claims for patients arising from medical care that has gone wrong, or as a result of a failure to provide treatment. She has expertise in a wide range of claims, but particularly those that are complex or that result in severe, life changing injuries.
Nicola has acted in a number of high-value cases for clients who have suffered avoidable brain injuries. This includes clients who sustained brain damage at birth due to maternity failures and brain injuries caused by the mismanagement of infections, such as meningitis, as well as surgical errors. Nicola also acts for clients who have suffered other types of injuries, including gynaecological and those arising from delays in diagnosis of diseases and sepsis, and for the families of those who have died.
Nicola has been described in Chambers & Partners legal directory as a ‘highly experienced lawyer who achieves great results’ for clients. Feedback from clients given to Chambers & Partners states ‘She is incredibly empathetic and understanding, in addition to having great communication skills’.
Nicola is a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Panel and an APIL Senior Litigator. She is currently the Co-Ordinator of Apil’s Special Interest Group on Procedure and a member of FOCIS (Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors).
Nicola wrote the section on Clinical Negligence for Westlaw online encyclopaedia of law.
She is the former chair and current member of the Association of Women Solicitors, London.
Nicola qualified as a solicitor in 1997 after training with Pictons. She specialised in personal injury and clinical negligence at Davies & Partners, Birmingham before joining Leigh Day in 2000, since when she has specialised in clinical negligence. She became a Partner at Leigh Day in 2006.