Nicola is a specialist clinical negligence solicitor with over 20 years’ experience in the field. She is a Partner and currently heads up the clinical negligence team in JMW Solicitors LLP’s London Office.
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 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 has successfully concluded 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 mismanagement of infections, such as meningitis, or surgical error. Nicola also acts for clients who have suffered other types of injury, including gynaecological injuries and those arising from delays in diagnosis of diseases and sepsis, and for the families of those who have died.
In 2018 she achieved one of the highest awards of compensation in England and Wales for a case of its’ type for a 9-year-old-girl who was left with permanent brain damage causing cerebral palsy as a result of the misuse of forceps.
Nicola wrote the section on Clinical Negligence for Westlaw online encyclopaedia of law.
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.
She is the former chair and current member of the Association of Women Solicitors, London and is a member and sits on the Pro Bono & CSR committee of Westminster and Holborn Law Society.