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Ward Hadaway

SANDGATE HOUSE, 102 QUAYSIDE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0191 204 4000
Fax:
Fax 0191 204 4001
DX:
730360 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE-30
Email:
Web:
www.wardhadaway.com
Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne

Nicola Richardson

Tel:
Work 0191 204 4332
Email:
Ward Hadaway

Work Department

Healthcare

Position

Partner 

Career

Nicola is a partner in the Healthcare Unit and has acted for NHS Resolution (formerly the National Health Service Litigation Authority), Medical Defence Organisations and NHS Trusts for over 15 years. She is also Ward Hadaway's Training Principal with responsibilities for the recruitment and training of trainee solicitors in the firm.

She previously qualified as a biomedical scientist specialising in haematology before transferring to law.

Nicola is a Nominated Partner approved by NHS Resolution (formerly the NHSLA) for the clinical negligence panel.

She has a wide, varied experience of all types of clinical negligence claims but with particular and specialist knowledge of high value birth injury and brain damage claims.

Nicola is also Client Liaison Partner for two of Ward Hadaway’s acute Trust clients and for one Ambulance Trust client.

Nicola has a great deal of successful trial experience including the successful defence of a birth injury claim. She has also been involved in cases that have been pursued to the Court of Appeal.

Nicola has conducted a large number of very high value obstetric cases to a conclusion and has significant experience of ADR in this setting and of periodical payment orders. Of her last three birth injuries claims, one discontinued and one settled for £500,000 (against a reserve of £4.5 million).

She has significant experience of representing clients’ interests at complicated high profile Inquests (including Article 2 and jury Inquests) where she usually undertakes her own advocacy.


North: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

A member of the NHS Resolution CNST clinical negligence panel, Ward Hadaway handles claims involving serious injuries, notably those arising out of birth injuries. The practice also has a particular expertise in risk management. Jeffrey Keeble is an expert in high-value birth injury claims and regularly advises as part of the firm’s urgent response team, on issues such as consent, confidentiality, capacity and mental health matters. He leads the team with Nicola Richardson, who specialises in high-profile clinical negligence litigation.

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