Worthingtons Solicitors

Nikki McConnell

Private Client, Litigation & Medical Negligence


With over 15 years’ experience in the litigation and private client departments of Worthingtons Newtownards Office, Nikki has in depth knowledge and experience of a wide range of cases, from catastrophic injury actions, to road traffic accidents and contested Probate actions. She also has particular expertise in handling multimillion-pound complex brain injury cases, and acted on behalf of the Plaintiff in one of the most complex and prolonged medical negligence cases which have come before the Courts in this jurisdiction. Her current caseload includes a large number of cases involving cerebral palsy and maternal injury, as a result of child birth.

Nikki’s private client practice involves the provision of advice and assistance with Wills and Estate Planning.  She also has experience in Enduring Powers of Attorney, the Administration of Estates and Controllership Applications.

Nikki has been recognised as a Ranked Lawyer by Chambers UK for her expertise in Clinical Negligence actions, and is highlighted as a Leading Individual in Northern Ireland by Legal 500.

‘Nikki McConnell is commended for her capabilities in complex birth and brain injury cases, including cerebral palsy claims. She also represents minors in cases relating to failure to notice signs of child abuse.’  Chambers UK 2018

 ‘She displays a clear understanding of what is required to advance cases to a successful conclusion on the best terms for her clients’, and ‘sets, monitors and always maintains the highest standards.’  Chambers UK 2018

Nikki is praised for her ‘detailed awareness of each case and capacity to select the most persuasive arguments’ Legal 500 2018

Nikki has been ranked in Band 2 for Clinical Negligence by Chambers Guide 2020.


Nikki contributes regularly to the Worthingtons’ client newsletter and writes articles for publication on the firm’s website, as well as in the Belfast Telegraph newspaper.

She displays a clear understanding of what is required to advance cases to a successful conclusion on the best terms for her clients. Chambers UK 2018

Career Highlights

  • Secured a settlement of £3million for a client who suffered a major brain injury in a Road Traffic Accident.
  • Acted for a child with cerebral palsy in a medical negligence case against a Health Trust in NI. A compensation package of in excess of £4million was secured, to fund the child’s future medical, educational and care requirements and provide long term financial security.
  • Has acted for a large number of clients in successful cosmetic surgery and dental negligence claims.
  • Resolving complex Probate dispute involving residential and commercial property.

Nikki McConnell's latest article

Long-awaited report of the neurology inquiry to be issued on 21 June 2022

The Independent Neurology Inquiry has confirmed that a statement regarding the long-awaited Inquiry report will be issued to the public on 21 June 2022 at 11am. Meanwhile the Department of Health...

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