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McMillan Williams

178 EDWARD STREET, BRIGHTON, BN2 0JB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01273 254 004
Fax:
Fax 01273 621 617
Email:
Web:
http://www.mwsolicitors.co.uk

Nicola Mooney

Tel:
Work 01273 447871
Email:
McMillan Williams

Work Department

Clinical negligence.

Position

Nicola Mooney qualified as a solicitor in 1985 and is the deputy head of the injury department responsible for the department’s clinical negligence work. She has dealt predominantly with clinical negligence claims since 1995. She is a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Panel. Nicola is currently handling a number of complex claims that are predominantly on behalf of children who have suffered brain injury at birth or in the neonatal period. She has a particular expertise in kernicterus cases where brain damage is caused by mismanagement of neonatal jaundice. However, Nicola continues to act for both children and adults who have been injured as a result of other forms of clinical negligence. Her experience includes spinal injury claims and claims arising from various surgical procedures. Nicola is very aware of being an advocate for her clients in the broadest sense. Very often, the injured person or his or her family are hit especially hard by a medical accident and do not know where to turn for financial help or for practical and emotional support or even for medical and rehabilitative treatment that is desperately needed. Nicola considers it to be an important part of her role as a clinical negligence solicitor to use her extensive experience to help her clients in practical ways throughout a claim. Nicola has achieved excellent results for her clients. Her cases include 4 major cerebral palsy settlements and 3 major kernicterus settlements in the last 5 years, the most recent of these being: June 2015, AH v East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust, a cerebral palsy claim where her client had moderate physical and intellectual disability but very significant care needs due to her vulnerability. This settled for a capital sum and periodical payments equivalent to a lump sum of nearly £8.8m and XCK v Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, a neonatal jaundice case where her young client had a very serious motor disorder and auditory neuropathy. This settled for a lump sum of £3.5M together with stepped annual payments equivalent to a lump sum of about £9m.

Career

Partner and deputy head of injury McMillan Williams.

Member

Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel since 1999; Action against Medical Accidents panel member.

Education

Wallington High School for Girls; University of Leicester (English Literature 2:1).


London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

The clinical negligence department at McMillan Williams is made up of 'highly experienced, knowledgeable and reputable lawyers' that includes Nisha Sharma, who joined the team from Slater and Gordon. High-value pediatric brain injury cases are a key area of activity, as are cerebral palsy cases, which are handled by Nicola Mooney and Lauren Phillips. Phillips heads the department and has a particular interest in claims concerning gynecology, birth injury, spinal surgery and cardiology and in quantification of claims as well. Mooney also focuses on birth injury cases.'Rising star' Andrew Bentham represents clients in inquests and fatal accident claims and is described as 'immensely hardworking and really sharp'. Gwyneth Munjoma left the firm.

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South East: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

McMillan Williams' clinical negligence team is based in various locations across the South East.  Practice lead Lauren Phillips in Surrey advises on obstetric, gynaecological, birth injury, surgery, spinal injury and cardiology claims, while recently promoted partner Nisha Sharma in Brighton specialises in oncology negligence. Birth injury experts Nicola Mooney and Jacqui Hayat are also key individuals, along with solicitor Andrew Bentham. Recent highlights include the £2.65m settlement of a cerebral palsy matter and a £9m claim concerning a negligent haemophilia screening which, years later, caused the claimant's son to be born with the condition, which the client had wanted to prevent by having the respective blood tests.

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