Nicola Heales

Consultant Solicitor

Head of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence

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I qualified as a Solicitor in 1985 and have over 25 years experience in handling severe injury claims for both children and adults. I have an interest in acquired brain injury, spinal injuries, rehabilitation and capacity and I firmly believe that the early introduction of rehabilitation promotes independence for clients with permanent life changing injuries.
I adopt a multi-disciplinary approach, liaising with the clinicians, case managers and the Court of Protection where necessary. I also act as a Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection.

I act in claims involving severe sexual abuse, psychiatric injury and professional negligence arising from claims handled unsuccessfully by other lawyers.

In addition, I spend my time as a Visiting Lecturer with Birmingham University and the University of Gloucestershire and as a Lay Member of the Medical Research and Ethics Committee for Wales.

My professional memberships are as follows:-

• Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
• Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and an accredited specialist in brain injury as well as an assessor in this speciality.
• Trustee of Headway Milton Keynes
• Member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel
• Member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL)
• Member of the Spinal Injury Association (SIA)
• Member of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM)
• Member of the Medico-Legal Society (London)
• Member of the United Kingdom Brain Injury Forum (UK ABIF)
• Member of the Brain Injury Social Work Group (BISWIG)
• Member of the British Neuropsychiatry Association
• Accredited with Headway.
• I am also an APIL-accredited specialist and assessor for brain-injury litigation.

Away from the office I enjoy my garden, riding, walking my dogs and visits to the theatre.


Testimonials 

Nicola is a Recognised Practitioner in Chambers 2019.

Nicola is described as “an experienced operator in the market and is active on serious head injury claims arising from RTAs”.

A client describes her as “excellent in every respect”, adding that she is “caring and professional, with an eye for detail.”


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New Appointment to head up Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Team.

Bevirs Law is excited to announce the new appointment of Nicola Heales, Consultant Solicitor, who joins us to head up our Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team.

Nicola qualified as a Solicitor in 1985 and is a personal injury and clinical negligence specialist, and her expertise is recognised by her accreditations with both the Law Society and APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers). Nicola has been successful in a number of significant Personal Injury and clinical negligence cases during her career. Nicola has particular expertise in acting for people who have suffered brain and birth injuries as well as representing clients at inquests.

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