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Heather Lockwood

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Introduction

Heather joined chambers in 2017 following over 7 years’ litigation experience in 2 well-known solicitors’ firms in central London specialising in insurance where she was instructed in almost every conceivable type of claim that might be expected in a defendant insurance practice. Her practice included claims for personal injury (including road traffic claims and public and employers’ liability matters), clinical negligence, property damage, construction, inquests, and discrimination. Heather also handled subrogated and recovery claims for clients on a regular basis. Heather regularly advised in respect of policy coverage matters and contractual issues. She handled claims ranging in value and complexity from small claims matters to those in excess of £1 million and involving multiple parties. She also has significant experience in acting for train operating companies (including dealing with matters pursuant to CAHA, the industry-specific agreement regarding the management of claims).

Heather has built on her previous experience in her practice at the Bar where she has also increased the amount of her claimant work. She has a busy common law practice and regularly appears in Fast Track and Multi Track trials and interim hearings. She appears in the County and High Courts (including the TCC) as well as Coroners Courts acting for interested persons in both coroner-only, and jury inquests.

Heather has brought to the Bar particular experience of carrying out detailed and close analyses of extensive and complex documents, and has particular interest in those claims involving catastrophic injuries and claims against local authorities regarding historic abuse, social care, and education claims.

Heather enjoys food and football. Other, non-alliterative, interests include wine, sport, and travel.

 

Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

Perhaps the greatest proportion of Heather’s work is in personal injury and clinical negligence. She regularly appears at trial and interim hearings in respect of road traffic accidents, employers’ liability claims, and public liability matters, with claims ranging in severity and value from low velocity impact claims to life-changing injuries.

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Chambers are delighted to welcome Heather Lockwood

Heather has recently joined chambers following over 7 years’ litigation experience in 2 well-known solicitors’ firms in central London specialising in insurance. She was instructed in almost every conceivable type of claim that might be expected in a defendant insurance practice, such as personal injury, clinical negligence, property damage, construction, Inquests, and discrimination. She also

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Clinical Negligence

Prior to coming to the Bar, a significant proportion of Heather’s clinical negligence practice was in respect of cosmetic surgery claims; she also acted in claims against general practitioners and pharmacists. She has continued to expand her clinical negligence practice and acts for claimants and defendants in the NHS and private healthcare matters. She is currently instructed in cases that involve alleged hospital-acquired infections, failures to diagnose, and incorrect treatment paths.

Heather has experience of the particular issues surrounding informed consent in different healthcare settings.

Where appropriate, Heather will accept instructions on a conditional fee basis.

News & events

Chambers are delighted to welcome Heather Lockwood

Heather has recently joined chambers following over 7 years’ litigation experience in 2 well-known solicitors’ firms in central London specialising in insurance. She was instructed in almost every conceivable type of claim that might be expected in a defendant insurance practice, such as personal injury, clinical negligence, property damage, construction, Inquests, and discrimination. She also

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Business

Prior to coming to the Bar, Heather was instructed by local authorities, private companies, and private insurers to deal with construction and engineering matters involving, inter alia, fire, loss of property, floods and water damage, and property damage. She was a researcher for the Supplement to the 8th Edition of Keating on Construction Contracts.

Heather is currently acting for clients in respect of loan agreements (both formal and informal agreements), damage to utility companies’ infrastructure and in subrogated recovery claims. She also acts for both claimants and defendants in claims for credit hire and property damage resulting from road traffic accidents.

Construction & Engineering

Prior to coming to the Bar, Heather was instructed by local authorities, private companies, and private insurers to deal with construction and engineering matters involving, inter alia, fire, loss of property, floods and water damage, and property damage. She was a researcher for the Supplement to the 8th Edition of Keating on Construction Contracts.

She is currently instructed in claims involving damage to utility companies’ infrastructure, and damage caused to property during construction by sub-contractors.

Inquests

Heather has recently joined chambers following over 7 years’ litigation experience in 2 well-known solicitors’ firms in central London specialising in insurance. She was instructed in almost every conceivable type of claim that might be expected in a defendant insurance practice, such as personal injury, clinical negligence, property damage, construction, Inquests, and discrimination. She also handled subrogated and recovery claims for clients on a regular basis. Heather regularly advised in respect of policy coverage matters and contractual issues. She handled claims ranging in value and complexity from small claims matters to those in excess of £1 million and involving multiple parties.

Heather has appeared in county courts, the Queen’s Bench Division, and the Technology and Construction Court in a wide variety of matters and was a Solicitor-Advocate (Civil) prior to joining chambers.

Heather has particular experience in carrying out detailed and close analyses of extensive and complex documents, particularly in respect of catastrophic injuries and claims against local authorities regarding historic abuse, social care, and education claims.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Heather acted on behalf of interested parties in various inquests.

News & events

Chambers are delighted to welcome Heather Lockwood

Heather has recently joined chambers following over 7 years’ litigation experience in 2 well-known solicitors’ firms in central London specialising in insurance. She was instructed in almost every conceivable type of claim that might be expected in a defendant insurance practice, such as personal injury, clinical negligence, property damage, construction, Inquests, and discrimination. She also

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Personal Injury

Heather frequently acts for claimants and defendants in hearings and trials on both the fast and multi-tracks. She also has a busy paperwork practice, drafting statements of case and advices at all levels of litigation. In appropriate cases, Heather will accept instructions on a conditional fee basis.

Her personal injury cases span the range of matters involving road traffic accidents, claims against employers and public liability issues. She is instructed in claims ranging in value from short term soft tissue injuries to claims valued in excess of £1m, including those involving brain injuries.

News & events

Chambers are delighted to welcome Heather Lockwood

Heather has recently joined chambers following over 7 years’ litigation experience in 2 well-known solicitors’ firms in central London specialising in insurance. She was instructed in almost every conceivable type of claim that might be expected in a defendant insurance practice, such as personal injury, clinical negligence, property damage, construction, Inquests, and discrimination. She also

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Education

  • MA (Oxon) Jurisprudence, Jesus College, University of Oxford: 2.i
  • BVC, City University (Inns of Court School of Law): Very Competent

Other information

  • Heather enjoys food and football. Other, non-alliterative, interests include wine, sport, and travel.

News & events

News & events

Chambers are delighted to welcome Heather Lockwood

Heather has recently joined chambers following over 7 years’ litigation experience in 2 well-known solicitors’ firms in central London specialising in insurance. She was instructed in almost every conceivable type of claim that might be expected in a defendant insurance practice, such as personal injury, clinical negligence, property damage, construction, Inquests, and discrimination. She also

15th May 2017 Read more