01482 778 463

We're here to help 01482 778 463

CLAIM ONLINE

Nicola Downey

Specialism

Medical Negligence

Cancer Diagnosis

Dental Negligence

Elderly Negligence

Orthopaedic Injuries

Expertise and key strengths

I represent clients who have suffered as a result of medical negligence, with a particular interest is in claims relating to misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis of cancer. I have been instructed in a number of claims involving delayed diagnosis of cancer with very sadly, serious consequences for my clients.

I handle a breadth of clinical negligence and dental negligence cases, with a mixed case load of both litigated and non-litigated claims.

I also handle claims for people who have suffered a substandard of care and treatment in hospital in relation to orthopedic injuries, specifically hip and lower limb fractures. I also have experience in claims for negligent treatment of patients in care homes and in elderly care generally.

My clients appreciate my ability to explain details of the law and their cases in amenable and understandable language and my uncompromised dedication and commitment to achieving the best outcomes for them.

I have had extensive experience of county court advocacy and represent my own clients and clients of the firm in hearings across county courts and the Royal Courts of Justice in hearings such as infant approval hearings, Costs and Case Management Conferences and various application hearings.

My career

I completed the Bar Professionals Training Course in 2012 and became a freelance County Court Advocate in February 2014.

I then moved from freelance work to join Hudgell Solicitors in April 2015 as a paralegal where I initially had a case load of personal injury cases before joining the clinical negligence team in March 2016.

During this time I have completed my Legal Practice Course and will be starting my training contract with the firm as a Trainee Solicitor in February 2017.

I graduated in History at Nottingham Trent University (BA (Hons). Nottingham Law School – Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). BPP Law School, London –Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and Legal Practice Course (LPC).

Proudest professional achievement

Having inherited a multi-track claim early on in my career, I handled the case throughout its litigation in the County Court and onto and through appeal also, achieving a great outcome for the client and the firm.

I am extremely proud of the capability and skill I demonstrated in this case and the fantastic outcome it achieved for our client.

Being given the opportunity and trust to run a claim through not only the court process but also the appeals process early on in my career provided me with knowledge and experience that will benefit me and my clients for years to come.

Customer comments

Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful work with this case and how supportive you have been throughout. People only tend to give feedback when something goes wrong but I just wanted to let you know I am very grateful for your hard work and dedication.

Free no obligation legal advice

Get in touch

What Our Clients Think

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

I would recommend this company to …

"I would recommend this company to anyone very helpful and quick they kept me up… "

Mrs Clare Kett

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Impeccable service and results

"Impeccable service and results, very informative & helpful, thank you for everything!"

Miss Isabelle Jowett

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Professional and helpful service

"Found the service and advice from my contact at Hudgell to be very professional and… "

Sue

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

1st class service …

"I can not fault them kepted me up to date with what was going on… "

Mr Mark Ward

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Thank you very much for your help with …

"Thank you very much for your help with sorting my case against London Police. Very… "

Mr Greg K.

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

I found Hudgell Solicitors to be absolutel professionals

"I found Hudgell Solicitors to be professional from start to finish, helpful, approachable and honest… "

Vanessa T

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

genuine caring company honest and …

"genuine caring company honest and sincere I would recommend them highly"

customer

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Very happy with the fast service I have …

"Very happy with the fast service I have received would 100% recommend and use again"

Mrs Gemma Welburn

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

i must say they have handled my case

"i must say they have handled my case, amazingly well!!!. i would very much recommend… "

Mr Fahad Ali

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

After starting my case with rapid …

"After starting my case with rapid solicitors, Hudgell took over the company, there was minimal… "

Mr Alan Scott Foster

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

My claim looked like it was going to be …

"My claim looked like it was going to be dragged out and the other party… "

shelley bond

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Great from start to finish.

"Great from start to finish. The staff are Very friendly professional and helpful and kept… "

Mr Darren Barnes

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

We have recently used Hudgell …for a negligence claim

"We have recently used Hudgell Solicitors for a negligence claim.The way that dealt with a… "

Mrs Rosemary Joynes

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Extremely professional and efficient

"Extremely professional and efficient. Every effort was made to guide us through the process and… "

SMK

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Good result although process was a …

"Good result although process was a little long winded considering the other party was totally… "

Mrs Elizabeth Ryan

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Ihad the need to use a solicitor i had …

"Ihad the need to use a solicitor i had never heard of HUDGELL SOLICITORS at… "

Tina Dridge

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

I am satisfied,profesional service ,I …

"I am satisfied,profesional service ,I recommend to everyone."

Miss Stanislawa Szczubelek

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Very good polite and fast service

"Very good polite and fast service"

Lesley Hubbard

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Hudgell's did a good job

"Nasreen did a good job and Hudgell's were great throughout"

AJV2017

Rated 9.2 out of 10 based on 313 reviews

Powered by Trustpilot

© 2017 Hudgell Solicitors®. All Rights Reserved.

Hudgell Solicitors is a trading name of Neil Hudgell Limited | Director Dr. Neil Hudgell MA LLB (Hons) LLD | Registered in England No. 7078429 | Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority | SRA No. 521372 | VAT Registration No. 254 7802 90