Nelsons Strengthens Clinical Negligence Department With New Appointment

Victoria Sheldon

Solicitor Victoria Sheldon has joined our clinical negligence team in Leicester – three years after she started her career as a paralegal with us.

Victoria originally joined Nelsons in 2015, working in our clinical negligence team before leaving after securing a training contract at Smith Partnership Solicitors.

Now a fully qualified solicitor, Victoria has re-joined us to advise on specialist clinical negligence claims. Victoria said:

“Returning to Nelsons was an easy decision for me to make – I loved my time as a paralegal and the firm has a well-established and experienced clinical negligence department so I saw joining the team as a great opportunity to offer my skills and experience, while being in an environment that is known for encouraging growth.

“I’ve always wanted to work with a great team and for a law firm that has a strong presence, particularly in Leicester, which is important to me as I’m from the area. Nelsons has always had a strong vision for the firm, and the innovative, forward-thinking approach continues to be a key part of its ethos and culture. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”

Victoria studied law at Birmingham City University, before graduating in 2007, gaining a masters in 2013 and studying for her LPC a year later. She said:

“I have always loved helping people and I wanted to specialise in clinical negligence because it’s all about people and helping them through tough moments. I strive to make what is a very difficult and traumatic situation a little bit smoother and less painful by providing a compassionate service, while facilitating access to justice.”

Clinical negligence partner, Matthew Olner, added:

“We are delighted to welcome Victoria back to the clinical negligence team in Leicester. Her compassion and empathy are real assets to this area of law and I am looking forward to seeing her flourish in her new role.”

Our clinical negligence department has a Tier 1 Legal 500 ranking and is a member of the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel and Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme.

In 2018, we were also added to a list of recommended medical negligence providers by pioneering organisation The Foundation for Infant Loss Training, which was set up by Chantal Lockey following the death of her own daughter in 2004.

We have been included in the list – which signposts families to a range of services following the loss of a child – due to our experience, training and testimonials received, which all confirm that we treat and support bereaved families in a highly sympathetic manner.