Worthingtons Solicitors

With over 15 years’ experience in heading up the litigation department 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 industrial disease. 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 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 for her work in personal injury and medical negligence.

‘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.
  • Acts for numerous victims of institutional and historic child abuse

Areas of Expertise

Medical Negligence Litigation

Nikki McConnell's latest article

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