Nigel Wood

What Nigel can do for you

Nigel qualified as a solicitor in September 2010 and joined Hempsons in May 2017. He works in the healthcare litigation team and has experience of representing a wide variety of client types. He has represented medical defence organisations and their members, insurance providers as well as lay clients without any insurance or indemnity cover.

Prior to joining Hempsons Nigel spent over six years at BLM and was promoted to Associate in April 2015. During his time there he dealt with a range of clinical negligence claims against a variety of clinicians including GPs, GDPs, optometrists, ophthalmic surgeons, and residential care providers. He also provided in-house training to claims handlers at a major insurance provider.

He has considerable experience in claims relating to elective eye surgery with allegations particularly focusing on the level of patient consent, patient suitability, the standard of treatment and post-operative complications. He has also provided training to colleagues in relation to dental negligence claims.

Having represented defendants since 2011, Nigel regularly receives instructions in claims involving multiple defendants. He regularly advises on the division of responsibility, and apportionment of liability, between treating clinicians. He was described in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 as “very thorough and tactically excellent.”

Main areas of expertise

All Clinical negligence claims with particular expertise in  :-

  • Ophthalmic Claims
  • Dental claims
  • Claims involving multiple Defendants

The clients Nigel works with

  • NHS Resolution
  • NHS Trusts and their clinicians
  • Medical defence organisations and their members


  • LLB Law (2006), to include the Margaret Simpson Award for Jurisprudence (University of Leeds)
  • Legal Practice Course, Distinction (2007)