STOP PRESS - Helen Nugent elected as Secretary to the APIL Barristers’ Group

No.18 are delighted to announce that Helen Nugent (2007) has been elected as the Secretary to the APIL Barristers' Group. Helen has over 7 years' experience in personal injury (road traffic accidents, public and employers' liability claims), fatal accidents, product liability (including breaches of implied terms under the Sale of Goods Act 1979) and clinical negligence claims (for both claimants and defendants).   In particular, she has extensive experience of catastrophic injury claims; and cases involving complex liability, medical causation and quantum issues.   She has experience of claims against the Ministry of Defence and she is currently developing her practice in occupational illness claims, including but not limited to: industrial disease (such as noise induced hearing loss); harassment, stress and bullying at work.  In addition, Helen has drafted Part 8 pleadings in claims for provisional damages. Helen has also been involved in medical and dental negligence claims and cases relating to complex orthopedic injury, birth injury, delayed and wrongful diagnosis. In addition, she has experience of inquests. Prior to coming to the Bar, Helen set up and developed her own successful legal business: providing paralegal services to barristers and solicitors across the country.  She frequently appeared in the County Court in Case Management Conferences, Costs Management Conferences, Infant Approval hearings and interim applications.   As a linguist, Helen has deployed her language skills in large, high value, international group actions (in Peru and the Côte d'Ivoire); involving cross-border litigation and jurisdictional issues.  More recently, she was selected to take part in the Bar Council, British-Brazilian exchange, with a placement in a law firm in São Paulo.