Leigh Day

Sally Jean Nicholes

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Practice Areas

Sally-Jean is a partner in Leigh Day's clinical negligence department. She 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 midwifery and obstetric care, negligent paediatric, surgical, A&E care, and in cases of delay in diagnosis and treatment of cancer. 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.


Trained Wilford McBain, Clyde & Co; qualified 1990; Leigh Day 1992 to date.

Professional Memberships

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).


Leeds University (1978 BA hons); Nottingham (1998 LLM advanced litigation).