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Nicola Mooney

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McMillan Williams

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Clinical negligence.


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.


Partner and deputy head of injury McMillan Williams.


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


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

South East: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

The clinical negligence group at McMillan Williams handles a variety of catastrophic claims including spinal and brain injuries. Lauren Phillips, who co-leads the team, has expertise in obstetrics and gynaecology, and practice co-head Nicola Mooney has experience in complex brain injury cases in children. Other core team members include Jacqui Hayat and Andrew Bentham.

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