Prior to joining Chambers, Heather worked for two recognised insurance law firms in London, where she was instructed in almost every conceivable type of claim that might be expected in a defendant insurance practice.
She has built on that experience during her time at 42 Bedford Row, where she has a busy court practice and regularly advises on paper and in conference across the range of her practice areas.
Heather has considerable experience of conducting detailed analysis of extensive papers and has particular interest in complex medical matters.
Inquests now form an increasingly large proportion of Heather’s work.
Most of her inquests are heard with juries; she is familiar with the particular issues arising in Article 2 inquests, being regularly instructed in respect of inquests arising out of deaths across the secure estate. She also has experience in matters involving health and safety legislation, acting for families, companies, and local authorities.
Heather also regularly appears in non-jury inquests, acting for families, NHS trusts, insurance companies, and individual interested parties in inquests arising from, for example, road traffic accidents and deaths in hospitals.