Heather Beckett

As a former NHS Consultant, a registered dentist and a barrister I am ideally placed to assess the strength of your case. Frequently I identify important issues, critical to the value of your case, which others may miss.   I have experience in a very broad spectrum of clinical negligence matters, including cosmetic surgery,  birth injuries, prescribing errors, failure to diagnose and dental negligence.  

My approach

I am diligent, responsive and extremely 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.  

 

About me

I am a registered dentist and 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 former 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),
  • GDL (Distinction), Nottingham Trent University 
  • LLM (Distinction), Medical Law & Ethics, De Montfort University
  • BDS 
  • FDS RCS (Eng)
  • MSc., in Conservative Dentistry.
  • BDS

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