Worthingtons Solicitors

Nikki McConnell

Private Client, Litigation & Medical Negligence

Chambers | Ranked Lawyer 2023

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 ranked in Band 3 for Clinical Negligence by Chambers Guide 2023.


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.

Nikki McConnell is recognised for her representation of claimants in birth injury and catastrophic brain damage matters.  Chambers UK 2023

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

The Dangers of Joint Bank Accounts

It seems like a sensible idea – a cheap and convenient way for a kind-hearted daughter or son to assist an elderly parent with their finances.  It saves on the “unnecessary”...

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