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Helen Neville

Deputy Head of Clinical Negligence Liverpool

Helen is a qualified Solicitor and Deputy Head of the Liverpool Clinical Negligence Department at Been Let Down.

Helen has won a significant number of high-profile cases; she endeavours to ensure that her clients achieve the best result in order to move forward with their lives.

During her career, Helen has developed a range of important skills, including working under pressure, analysing and assessing situations within a short time frame, and applying the law to the facts. These skills help Helen offer the highest quality of legal guidance and expertise to our clients.

As medical negligence cases are often extremely sensitive, Helen is compassionate and makes a great effort to provide clear communication to her clients.

Helen is ranked in the prestigious Chambers and Partners, which has described her as

“Highly adept at birthing and psychiatric injury claims. She has additional experience in handling group actions.”

“Helen is a very confident and compassionate solicitor. She handles sensitive matters in a careful and considered way and explains complex legal issues in an accessible manner.”

“She has a very good eye for detail and is phenomenal at digesting information to build the claim.”

Helen also works as a Deputy District Judge, sitting on the North Western circuit. She has held this position since September 2021.

Additionally, Helen is on the prestigious Law Society Clinical Negligence panel, and is a Senior Litigator with APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).

Outside the office, Helen enjoys gardening, collecting and propagating house plants, DIY, reading novels, and spending time with family and friends.

Career Highlights

  • Helen was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in 2021 and sits on the North Western Circuit.
  • Won a 3-day clinical negligence trial in April 2022, obtaining indemnity costs.
  • Lead solicitor in quasi-group action against Mr. Qureshi and others. Multiple defendants, complex costs, and two test cases for 7-day trial in November 2020.
  • Case involving three secondary victims arising out of the death of a 12-year-old due to meningitis. Judgment entered with indemnity costs. One claim settled at mediation for £195,000.
  • Delay in parotid tumour diagnosis; converted from “lost years” to fatals claim. Settled for £335,000.
  • Delay in malignant melanoma diagnosis. Explored material contribution issue and complex financial loss scenario. Settled for £575,000.
  • Admitted delay in caesarean delivery, investigating causation. Claimant suffers from deafness. Mother’s psychiatric case settled for £39,500.