Jennifer Nicholson-White

Year of Call: 2013

07812 645131

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She offers clear and focussed advice to clients and presents cases well in court. She is very personable, making her extremely easy to work with, yet is prepared to stick to her guns where appropriate and goes above and beyond for all clients

Legal 500 UK Bar Guide

Acting for both pursuers and defenders in a wide range of personal injury litigation, Jenny Nicholson-White has a particular interest and expertise in clinical negligence and is ranked as leading junior by both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 in personal injury and clinical negligence.

Her recent work includes complex cases involving brain injury in road traffic accidents, birth injury cases including cerebral palsy, amputations as a result of alleged clinical negligence, defending GPs in cases involving allegedly negligent loss of sight in a young man and loss of hearing in a young woman respectively, acting for families seeking damages for the loss of a loved one due to alleged negligence, acting for insurers to defend claims under the Damages (Scotland) Act 2011, representing dentists before Interim Orders Committees in advance of Fitness to Practice Hearings, acting for families in secondary victim claims arising out of alleged clinical negligence, representing nurses as instructed for the RCN, representing the SPS and Forestry and Land Scotland as instructed by the Scottish Government and acting for health boards in defence of various allegations of surgical error and delayed diagnosis.

In January 2022, Jenny was appointed a Standing Junior to the Scottish Government. In that capacity, she has acquired further experience in public law and been instructed in several cases raised in the Lands Tribunal of Scotland. In both the UK and Scottish Covid-19 Public Inquiries she is one of four junior Counsel, led by Geoff Mitchell K.C. representing the Scottish Ministers.

In August 2021, Jenny was appointed an ad hoc Advocate Depute and has experience in that capacity of prosecuting serious sexual offending in the High Court.

Jenny was shortlisted for Scottish Junior Advocate of the Year 2020 by the Legal 500

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