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Nick has established a new and growing medical negligence team and supervises its day-to-day running. Nick has 20 years’ experience in dealing with both personal injury and medical negligence claims. He has represented both Claimants and Defendants and has brought over his experience of how Defendants behave to his current Claimant practice.
Prior to Devonshires Solicitors, Nick trained with Weightmans and qualified into their personal injury department before helping to set up a newly formed clinical negligence team. He was then headhunted by the clinical negligence team of Browne Jacobson before joining Devonshires Solicitors in 2003 to establish a new clinical negligence team. He became a partner in 2009, before taking over as Head of Department in 2017. The team has grown and is now recognised nationally as a leading department.
He has dealt with a wide variety of complex, high-value claims including birth injuries, obstetric care, orthopaedics, negligent surgery, delays and failures in diagnosis, fatal accidents, work-related diseases and work-related accidents.
Nick is listed as a leading figure in the Legal 500 directory. According to Legal 500, “Devonshires Solicitors LLP is a ‘practical firm that takes an interest in the needs of each client’ and offers a ‘shrewd awareness of the risks of litigation and routes to effective resolution’. The firm has ‘a well-established, conscientious and knowledgeable team’ and ‘represents great value for money’. Nick Grant has more than 18 years of experience in a wide variety of complex and high-value claims.
Nick was a winner of the 2010 “Standing for Justice Award.”
Nick also advises The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormon Church) on ecclesiastical and a wide variety of charity and other legal matters.
Nick has lectured on personal injury, clinical negligence and charity law.
Nick is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I enjoy building up a relationship with clients and helping them get back onto their feet following a difficult time in their life.
Notable cases include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints v Price (30/11/2004) High Court – protection from Harassment Act 1997, Human Rights Act 1998, telephone calls, private nuisance, right to freedom of religion; James Gallagher (Valuation Officer) v The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (2008) HL – Rating exemption for religious properties, discrimination.
Nick brought in and has supervised a large number of consent cases against Optical Express and now involved in product liability claims involving Oculentis lenses.
Nick assisted a client to take a matter to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.