I am an Associate Solicitor Advocate specialising in medical negligence claims. I've worked in the area of medical negligence since 2010.
I'm a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and I have Higher Rights of Audience, which lets me represent my clients in the Highest Courts in England and Wales.
I help people across the entire field of medical negligence including:
- Birth injuries
- Delays in diagnosis
- Spinal injuries
- Surgical negligence
I have a particular interest in cases relating to ‘never events’, fatalities and inquests, ophthalmology and sepsis.
Nicola has recently successfully settled the below cases:
- A case for £400,000 regarding negligent surgery
- A case for £190,000 for a delay in diagnosing mouth cancer
- Concluded a claim for £100,000 concerning a delay in diagnosis of a brain tumour
- A case for £110,000 regarding a delay in diagnosing endometrial cancer.
"Nicola Ashton and the amazing team at Irwin Mitchell have successfully won my case. They’ve done so with full communication with me, keeping me up to date at every step. In my case it’s more than just winning a case, they have fought for me by my side and have brought Justice forward which is appreciated more than anything. I can live my life now thanks to Nicola Ashton and her team." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Nicola Ashton and her team at Irwin Mitchell have successfully won my claim. Very understanding and dedicated to doing a good job. Nicola Ashton, Victoria Anderson and the team at Irwin Mitchell have successfully assisted me with my claim and I couldn’t be happier with service and patience that I have received. Nicola Ashton, Victoria Anderson and the team at Irwin Mitchell have done Ana amazing job and helping me." - Google review
"I really feel Nicola went above and beyond in her efforts to achieve the best possible outcome for me" - 5* Trust Pilot Review
"Recently I have had to consult Irwin Mitchell for advice regarding medical negligence. The service received from Nicola Ashton was excellent and guidance was given which was both clarifying and helpful. I would certainly recommend this company and especially Nicola as I feel that any clients would be getting 100% care and advice." – 5* Trustpilot review
"... I really feel that Nicola went above and beyond in her efforts to achieve the greatest possible outcome for me. Nicola always made my case feel personal... Communication was always swift and detailed, and I always felt in complete comfort that my case was being steered correctly by Nicola... In addition... from a tactical perspective, Nicola always seemed to manage my case astutely and at all times gave me a sense that we were in an advantageous position... My case reached a fantastically successful conclusion for myself and my family and it truly is the result of the excellent guidance and handling of Nicola Ashton... I cannot praise, or recommend her, highly enough." – 5* Trustpilot review
“Irwin Mitchell have helped me with my claim. Nicola Ashton and her team have successfully helped assist me with my claim and I’m very happy with how easy the whole process has been. I would be very happy to recommend Nicola and her team at Irwin Mitchell.” - 5* Trustpilot review
"Very supportive throughout the case, answered all questions and gave good advice. Very knowledgeable and approachable. Would like to say a big thank you to Amy Makin and Nicola Ashton" -5* Trustpilot review
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I've always had a passion for helping others. I wanted a career which involved helping people as well as putting my reading, writing and analytical skills to good use. A career in the legal industry was the natural choice.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
The law is a fascinating field of study and it is most rewarding when I can make a positive impact for my clients. I enjoy speaking with each and every client and I give them the emotional support and legal assistance they may need.
In particular, I thrive in obtaining life changing outcomes. Securing compensation is only part of the story. I ensure that, where possible, my clients' rehabilitative and care needs are also met, not only now, but in the future.
What Do You Like About Working For Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell is one of the UK’s largest law firms. I am proud to work within the specialist field of medical negligence and within a team that has some of the UK’s leading solicitors. Our team-based approach means that we have a wealth of legal knowledge and resources available and that all clients can get the highest quality legal care and advice from us.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.