Solicitor's expertise will ‘enhance quality of services’

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 8 Jan 2019

A senior solicitor has joined Bridge McFarland in Grimsby.

Nicola Evans will focus on supporting the victims of medical negligence, with her specialism is in complex claims involving serious injuries and fatalities.

She has a wealth of experience in advising and supporting bereaved families and supporting parents of brain injured children as a result of birth trauma and has acted on a number of successful litigated claims.

She said: “My first priority at the start of every clinical negligence claim is to ensure I provide support to my clients and understands their objectives from the outset. Clinical negligence claims are inherently complex in nature and can sometimes take several years to reach a conclusion.

“My proudest professional achievement has to be securing compensation to provide financial support to a family of seven children who lost their mother to cervical cancer which would have been curable, had an opportunity to diagnose not been missed.

“While no amount of money would replace a young mother the money secured helped to provide the grandmother with the support she required to care for the young family.”

Nicola started her legal career as a paralegal at Stamp Jackson & Procter Ltd in Hull; and during a 14-year stay completed her law degree through the Open University while working full time, adding her Legal Practice Course. Upon qualification in 2012, she joined Hudgell Solicitors.

Ian Sprakes, head of clinical negligence at Bridge McFarland, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Nicola has chosen this firm for the next stage of her career, I know she will be a great addition to our team.”

Danielle Barney, who leads the Wellowgate team, added: “Nicola’s expertise will enhance the quality of services offered by the medical negligence department in Grimsby and we are thrilled to have her joining us”

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