Fiona Belgian > Thompsons Solicitors LLP > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Thompsons Solicitors LLP
Maybrook House
27-35 Grainger Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Work Department

Personal Injury


Member, Personal Injury Manager



Based in Thompsons Solicitors’ Newcastle office, Fiona Belgian is one of the firm’s highly-specialised and experienced lawyers working within the serious injury and medical negligence solicitors teams. Fiona has an enviable record of success in representing clients from all over Cumbria, Yorkshire & Humberside and the North East.

As part of her medical negligence specialism, Fiona takes claims concerning both the National Health Service and the private healthcare system, involving mistakes during and post-surgery and serious delays in diagnosis. Cases can involve birth traumas such as cerebral palsy and claims from clients suffering from cancer.

Fiona also deals with life-changing brain and bodily injuries of all kinds, however they have been caused. Some have been sustained on the roads, others through accidents at home or at work.

She started her career in the legal profession in 2000, qualifying as a solicitor in 2002 and joining Thompsons a year later. Fiona uses her skill and experience to win the highest possible compensation for clients to aid their rehabilitation and secure their future.

Like Thompsons itself, Fiona believes in securing justice for those injured through no fault of their own, rather than representing those responsible for the injury or their insurance companies. She points out that she works for a firm which is committed to seeking justice, whether through its legal work or its public campaigns. Fiona values Thompsons philosophy of combining the best legal expertise in the UK with a caring approach towards clients.


Away from work much of Fiona’s time is spent with her family, especially her daughter and twin sons. When she can find the time she goes running.

Lawyer Rankings

North > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Fiona Belgian heads up Thompsons Solicitors LLP’s personal injury and clinical negligence team based in Newcastle. Exclusively acting for claimants, most notably, trade union members, the team supports its clients in dedicated teams. While Clair Wilson handles clinical negligence claims, Trevor Hall is responsible for serious injury and accident claims. Industrial disease claims are handled by Tony Hood and asbestos lawyer Andrew Venn. Helen Cornforth is ‘pragmatic and sensible with a keen eye for detail.’ The team currently acts for the TUC in the Covid Inquiry.