Heather Beckett

Heather Beckett

Call: 2013

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“Heather was fantastic…By the end of the conference I felt I had a clear direction of travel” – RWK solicitors

“Thank you for going above and beyond – this is very helpful indeed” – BR solicitors.

Heather had a successful career as an NHS hospital Consultant before being called to the Bar. A highly sought-after expert witness in Restorative Dentistry in clinical negligence and regulatory Fitness to Practice proceedings, she also has experience of general dental and specialist private practice.

Her legal practice is focused on civil work, with a specialist emphasis on medical and particularly dental negligence and personal injury. Heather remains registered by the GDC as a Specialist in Restorative Dentistry and her in-depth knowledge and practical experience in addition to her ability to assess and test expert witness evidence proves particularly valuable at the assessment and pre-action stages of litigation for Claimants and Defendants alike.

Heather has also undertaken specific mediation training with the London School of Mediation and is experienced as a mediation advocate and negotiator in contractual matters as well as dental and professional negligence disputes.

Heather is 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.

Heather is able to accept instructions on a direct access basis.

Publications

  • An investigation into the current practice of tooth whitening in a Southern English city in the context of associated legal issues. Primary Dental Care 2010; 17 (3): 127 – 135
  • Open wide. New Law Journal. 10 October 2012
  • Of snails and burning wood. Make sure the science stacks up. Journal of Personal Injury Law 2015, 4, 228-231
  • ‘Montgomery consent’: Decision of the UK Supreme Court. The Practising Midwife 2016: 19 (6), 27-29–commissioned article
  • Ten top tips for expert witnesses in Clinical Negligence claims. Expert Witness Journal Winter 2016/7, Volume 1 Issue 18

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Areas of practice


Education & Qualifications


BPTC (Very Competent), Kaplan Law School (2012-2013)

Graduate LLB, Nottingham Trent University (2013)

GDL (Distinction), Nottingham Trent University (2010-2012)

LLM (Distinction), Medical Law & Ethics, De Montfort University (2010)

Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Practice (Distinction) Portsmouth University (2005)

Dental qualifications – BDS; FDS, RCS (Eng.); MSc.

Memberships


Association of Personal Injury Lawyer

Recognition


Advocacy Scholarship, Kaplan Law School 2012-2013

Pepperdine Moot Inner Temple 2012 – Winner

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