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I am a solicitor in the London office and I specialise in clinical negligence claims on behalf of patients and their family members.
I studied Law at Newcastle University and completed my postgraduate studies at Northumbria University. In 2007, I commenced my training contract at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP where I gained valuable experience in clinical negligence claims and General Medical Council disciplinary proceedings, as well as the litigation process generally.
Upon qualification in 2009, I joined Irwin Mitchell and since then I have run a mixed caseload of clinical negligence matters as well as assisting the senior members of the team. These cases include: wrongful birth, birth injury (vaginal tears, uterine ruptures, Erb's palsy, cerebral palsy), general practice, fatal accident claims (neonatal deaths and the death of a parent with young children), delay in diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other serious illnesses such as Crohn's disease and colitis.
In particular, I have successfully pursued multiple cases involving surgical negligence and bowel injuries. I understand the knock-on affect such an injury can have on an individual's quality of life.
Some recent achievements include the following:
I enjoyed studying Critical Thinking as an AS-level at school, which involved some of the same analytical tasks required for a career in Law. It was this that prompted me to study Law at university.
Law seemed to be an interesting career to pursue because in studying and working in the field of law, it is not just about learning and knowing about what the law is, but also thinking about what the law should be, and then further on in one's career, finding ways to change it.
Working in the area of clinical negligence has provided me with an opportunity to meet a diverse range of people and develop my personal skills in research, client care, analysis, negotiation, drafting, providing excellent advice and some basic advocacy. Law is also a constantly changing area which keeps me interested in my role.
I enjoy working in an area of law where there is a strong human element to the day to day work. I am driven by achieving the best possible outcomes and settlements for my clients as well as gaining answers to their important questions. Learning how the law is applied to the vast and intricate subject of medicine is also very interesting and rewarding.
I enjoy the excellent quality of work, as well as knowing that I work somewhere where the client's interests are put first.
I enjoy travelling to new places, entertaining friends at home, yoga and reading.
“Nigel has been through a painful and difficult ordeal and one which would probably have been avoided if his condition was treated when it ought to have been.
“Nigel suffered from excruciating pain for some weeks following multiple delays in treating his condition. It had a significant impact on his professional and personal life, leading to long periods of time off work and unable to get on with his daily life.
“We are pleased we have been able to secure a settlement for Nigel for the pain and suffering his condition caused him as it was left untreated.”
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