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Sally-Jean Nicholes

Consultant solicitor

Sally-Jean is a consultant solicitor in the medical negligence department.

Birth injury Brain injury Cerebral palsy Spinal injury Surgical negligence

Sally-Jean has over 25 years' experience working exclusively for claimants in clinical negligence cases.

Her cases include those resulting in brain damage, severe disabilities or death in adults and children arising from negligent obstetric, paediatric, surgical, A & E and cardiac treatment and in case of delay in diagnosis and treatment of cancer. She is also involved in inquiry work, including inquests and post settlement work.

Sally-Jean Nicholes is dogged in pursuit of justice for her clients.

Legal 500 2021

She is also involved in inquests and undertakes post-settlement work. Recent successes include settlements for a child with cerebral palsy, a person with a misdiagnosed wound infection resulting in permanent disability, a person who suffered a stroke and lasting neurological impairment following anaesthesia and for the family of a woman who died following misdiagnosis of a cardiac condition.


Law Society's clinical negligence panel; Action Against Medical Accidents referral panel; British Deaf Association; APIL; The London Free Legal Advice Society (Islington Legal Advice Centre).

Sally-Jean Nicholes is a 'shrewd lawyer with great judgement' and is 'committed to get the best result for her clients without losing sight of what is achievable'.

Chambers guide to the legal profession 2019


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