As a registered dentist and barrister I really do understand dentistry. So I specialise in dental negligence and personal injury. Due to my experience I am uniquely placed to quickly assess the strength of your case and frequently I identify important issues, critical to the value of your case, which others miss.
I am diligent and attentive to detail providing accurate and effective advice, always doing my utmost to achieve the best result for my client, while being realistic and honest about potential outcomes.
I had a successful career in dentistry, before being called to the Bar. I was an NHS Consultant in Restorative Dentistry for 16 years and have experience of general dental and specialist private practice. I also have extensive experience as an expert witness in dental negligence and dental regulatory matters.
My legal practice is focused on civil work, with a specialist emphasis on medical and particularly dental negligence and personal injury, where my in-depth knowledge and practical experience is particularly valuable at the assessment and pre-action stages of litigation. For more information, see my website.
I have also undertaken specific mediation training with the London School of Mediation and am experienced as a mediation advocate and negotiator in contractual matters as well as dental and professional negligence disputes. I am a Fellow of the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a Clinical Panel member for the Dental Complaints Service and a trained volunteer Gateway Assessor for the Citizens Advice Bureau.
What my clients say
"Heather was fantastic...By the end of the conference I felt I had a clear direction of travel"
"Thank you for your detailed summary of your medical findings and the merits of the complaint... I certainly will instruct you on the next dental claim to be received at these offices"
Professional & academic
Appointments & Memberships
- Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Education & Qualifications
- BPTC (Very Competent), Kaplan Law School
- GDL (Distinction), Nottingham Trent University
- LLM (Distinction), Medical Law & Ethics, De Montfort University
- BDS, Guys Hospital Dental School
- FDS RCS (Eng)
- MSc in Conservative Dentistry