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Nicholas Leahy

Nick is a Solicitor in the Clinical Negligence Department.

Nick graduated from the University of Nottingham with a first class degree in politics in 2012 before completing the GDL and LPC with distinction at the University of Law in London.

Prior to joining Osbornes he worked for a large litigation only law firm in the personal injury/clinical negligence crossover team. He moved to Osbornes in 2016 and worked as a paralegal in the Clinical Negligence Department before commencing his training contract in September 2017. He qualified as a Solicitor into the Clinical Negligence Department in September 2019.

Clinical Negligence

Nick has experience in a wide-range of clinical negligence claims including surgical error, delayed diagnosis of cancer, orthopaedic claims, serious nerve injury claims, wrongful birth claims, gynaecological claims, brain and spinal cord injury claims and fatal claims/inquests.

Nick has recently obtained the following settlements on behalf of his clients:

  • £75,000 for a lady who suffered a serious and life changing injury to her superficial peroneal nerve during surgery in 2014. The injury went undiagnosed for several years and the client needed expensive private treatment to manage her pain symptoms thereafter.
  • £75,000 for a client who experienced a delay in diagnosis and treatment of Ogilvie’s Syndrome following an emergency caesarean section procedure. As a result of the delay the client was required to undergo major surgery and suffered long term complications;
  • A five figure settlement for the family/personal representatives of a man who passed away in hospital following the development of pancreatitis, following a failure to diagnose and treat gallstones.

Nick was mentioned in the Legal 500 2021 as “the name to note for successfully settling misdiagnosis and A&E cases”.

Data Protection

In addition to the above, Nick has recently built a caseload of Data Protection related cases, advising individuals and families whose data has been inadvertently disclosed to third parties. He can advise on the law relating to data protection, breach of confidence (misuse of private information), common law negligence, the Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights. He has extensive experience of negotiating settlement of these types of cases, both in correspondence, at joint settlement meetings/mediation and through litigation.

In addition to the above, Nick has experience of securing damages for clients under the Human Rights Act 1998 for various breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights. In 2019 he secured a five figure settlement for a client who had experienced a significant delay in the local authority issuing care proceedings whilst his client was accommodated under Section 20 of the Children Act 1989, in breach of his Article 6 and Article 8 Convention rights.

Nick regularly attends conferences with AvMA and APIL.

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