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Rachel Vickers has over 20 years experience undertaking personal injury and clinical negligence cases. During this period she has been involved in cases covering nearly all areas of clinical specialism.
Rachel undertakes work in the Coroner’s court, CICA and has litigated a civil jury trial.
In recent years she has gained considerable expertise litigating high value birth injury, neurological and spinal injury claims. She is instructed on behalf of Claimants and by the NHSLA, MDU and MPS and is totally dedicated to achieving the best result for her clients in a wholly compassionate manner.
Enterkin v St George’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [December 2015]
Contested trial on liability in a cerebral palsy claim.
Llewelyn v East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust [December 2015]
Settlement of £850,000 in case involving the delayed treatment of a spinal fracture.
MM (A minor) v Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust [October 2015]
Settlement in a cerebral palsy case, equivalent of more than £7m on lump sum basis. Led by Christopher Wilson Smith QC.
JRR v Southampton University NHS Foundation Trust [September 2015]
Settlement of £550,000, elderly Claimant with Alzheimer’s delayed treatment of spinal fracture.
JZH (A minor) v Dorset County Hospitals Foundation Trust [May 2015]
Settlement in a cerebral palsy case, £2.24 m lump sum plus PP in excess of £100,000 from age 21.
PMF v Medway Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Hammer
Settlement of £1.4m in a claim involving the delayed treatment of a rare congenital spinal disorder. Led by Christopher Wilson Smith QC.
MH v East Kent Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [March 2015]
Settlement of £700,000 net of CRU in maternal birth injury claim (4th degree tear).
RB (A minor) v Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust [July 2014]
Settlement in a cerebral palsy case, equivalent of more than £8m on lump sum basis. Led by Christopher Wilson Smith QC.
S v Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (2012) Lawtel
Settlement in an ophthalmology case, (avoidable blindness) £2m.
Appointments & Memberships
Areas of Law
- Court of Protection
- Clinical Negligence
- Personal Injury
- International Illness, Injury & Travel
- Mental Health
“She is highly intelligent and pragmatic.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2017
“Very thorough and shows a high level of attention to detail.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2017
“She is forensic, intelligent and approachable.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2017
“She is incisive, intelligent and does not take any prisoners.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2016
“Rachel Vickers is a very impressive cross-examiner. She presented a case very nicely in court.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2016
“She is very personable and straightforward and has a ‘can do’ attitude.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2016
“She is always thoroughly prepared, and knows her cases inside out.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2015
“Offers very thorough and trustworthy advice. She’s quick-thinking, very committed and her trial preparation is excellent.” “She brought a sense of calm to the proceedings which was second to none. Her forensic analysis on complex medical issues is extremely impressive.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2015
“She provides crisp, clear advice, while retaining empathy with distressed clients.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2014
“She’s one of my first choices. The way she deals with clients is very methodical, detailed and intelligent – you feel like you’re in safe hands when you’re working with her. She is very personable, and able to empathise with clients.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2014
She reassures instructing solicitors by leaving “no stone unturned.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2013
“Thorough and reliable” and always produces carefully prepared opinions. Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2012
Rachel Vickers impresses with her “intellectual sharpness.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2012
“Extremely well thought of” and is appreciated by clients for her “incredible eye for detail.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2011
Rachel Vickers is “thorough, easily accessible and great with clients.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500, 2011
“Thorough”, “tenacious” and “extremely capable.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2010