Nikki McConnell > Worthingtons > Belfast, Northern Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Northern Ireland

Work Department

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Department


Head of Clinical Negligence Department of Worthingtons’ Newtownards Office for over 15 years, with in-depth knowledge and experience of a wide range of cases, from catastrophic injury actions, to cosmetic surgery and mis-diagnosis cases.  Particular experience in handling multimillion-pound complex brain injury cases, and acted for the Plaintiff in one of the most complex and prolonged medical negligence actions which have come before the Courts in NI.  Current caseload includes a large number of cases involving cauda equina, cerebral palsy and maternal injury as a result of childbirth, as well as gynaecology related cases.


Qualified 1998.  Founding Partner of Worthingtons in 2003.


Northern Ireland Medico-Legal Society; Law Society of Northern Ireland

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

(Leading individuals)

Nikki McConnellWorthingtons

Worthingtons has a ‘professional practice with a great reputation‘; the team is particularly noted for its strength in clinical negligence claims, especially relating to neonatal and maternal injuries. The team also handles a range of personal injury work. The Newtownards-based team is led by managing partner Ciaran McConnell; Nikki McConnell, who specialises in birth injuries resulting in complex brain damage; and newly promoted partner Claire McDaid.

Northern Ireland > Dispute resolution

Worthingtons has a strong commercial litigation practice, including acting in shareholder and partnership disputes, and is also noted for its public law and judicial review expertise. Clients include local and multinational companies such as major retailers and legal expenses insurers, and a number of charities. Ciaran McConnell heads the practice along with clinical negligence partners Nikki McConnell and Claire McDaid.