Nicola Saunders > Thompsons Solicitors LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Thompsons Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Serious Injury


Member, Serious Injury Lawyer



Nicola is a Partner and Principal Lawyer at Thompsons’ London office., leading the serious injury team. Specialising in complex catastrophic injury claims from personal injury accidents and medical negligence since 2001, she joined Thompsons in 2013, becoming a partner in 2022.

Her expertise encompasses maximum severity cases like adult and child brain injury, neurological trauma, spinal cord injuryamputations, and other severe injuries. In clinical negligence, she handles cases of cerebral palsybirth injuries, hypoglycaemia, and undiagnosed severe conditions. She also supervises team members.

Driven by client-centric principles, Nicola ensures early access to rehabilitation, interim payments, and pragmatic case resolution. Working collaboratively with opponents, she secures optimal client outcomes.

She strives for stress-free litigation experiences after life-altering injuries, with support from a dedicated team. Nicola’s record includes the highest-ever damage settlement for a member of one trade union.

Representing clients in multi-million-pound cases, Nicola has a caseload representing a net value expected to exceed £30m, attesting to her prowess in litigating high-value, challenging personal injury cases.


Nicola is an Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) member.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

The ‘strong and committed group of claimant lawyers’ in the personal injury team at Thompsons Solicitors LLP act for both trade union and private clients. Work is overseen by regional managing partner Henrietta Phillips, a specialist in severe brain injury cases, and national head of serious injury Samantha Hemsley, who has particular expertise regarding early bespoke rehabilitation for clients. The group also has notable experience in amputation cases, an area in which ‘astute tactician’ Nicola Saunders specialises. Christalla Christodoulidou and Kam Singh are also recommended.