Nick Godwin | Fieldfisher
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I have more than 20 years' experience representing clients who have suffered the most severe injuries, including brain injury, amputation and spinal cord injury. I also work with clients who have suffered severe orthopaedic and serious psychiatric harm. My cases frequently attract 7 and sometimes 8 figure settlements and in 2022 alone I secured almost £50M in damages for my clients.

I act regularly for dependants in fatal accident and secondary victim claims. 

My expertise covers injuries sustained in all types of road traffic crashes, including acting for drivers, passengers, pedestrians, motor and pedal cyclists and those engaged in horseplay. 

I have considerable experience of successfully running MIB claims where defendants are either uninsured or untraced. 

I also work with clients badly injured in accidents at work or in public spaces. I regularly represent international clients injured while visiting England/Wales. 

I do everything in my power to help clients rebuild their lives following life-changing injury; their future is in my hands. I leave no stone unturned in pursuing the best outcomes for them to build a brighter future.

This requires immediate focus on early rehabilitation and I look to secure interim payments at the very earliest opportunity to fund rehabilitation and treatment, to replace lost income and to secure alternative, adapted accommodation where needed. 

I always aim to co-operate with insurers where possible but where that fails, I act quickly to commence court proceedings to ensure clients get the funding and support they need.

I act for children and adults with and without capacity and am regularly instructed by family members and the Official Solicitor. 

I am a Member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and recommended in Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers UK. I was a finalist for Catastrophic Lawyer of the year 2022. 

I have provided industry related training to family liaison officers, case managers and other trauma professionals and speak to the media where appropriate.

What others say…

Nick is highly professional, erudite and helpful whenever needed.

Chambers & Partners 2024

He's very strong and is unbelievably hard-working, always on it and dedicated.

Chambers & Partners 2024

Nick Godwin is a superb lawyer, utterly dedicated to his clients and vastly experienced… I have never failed to be impressed by him.

Leal 500 2024

Your input has always been valued at every stage… the amount of work and care you put into this case was awe inspiring.

Brain injury client

He has a truly deep understanding of what it is to be in my position. He has worked extremely hard to ensure that my family and I are in the loop at all times.

Serious injury client

Nick Godwin has been nothing but fantastic through the whole claim. He has been friendly, professional and dealt with my claim with complete empathy. 5 stars just isn’t enough for Nick and his team.

Secondary victim client

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