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Nigel Smith

Associate Solicitor

Nigel is an Associate Solicitor at CFG Law and brings with him over 30 years’ experience. Specialising in serious, life-changing injuries including brain injury, amputation, spinal injury and fatal collisions, Nigel understands the importance of putting his clients and their families at the centre of the process.

Nigel is a strong advocate for accessing early treatment and rehabilitation for his clients to ensure they achieve their very best outcomes. He understands the impact early intervention can have for clients and works tirelessly to ensure all their support needs are covered.

Clients have frequently commented on the clarity that Nigel has provided to them when advising them and explaining the issues of their cases, and his patient and reassuring manner.

Nigel has extensive experience helping families after fatal road collisions. Through this work, Nigel works collaboratively with the police and has provided training to Family Liaison Officers.

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Professional Experience:

Career history

Career history

  • 2018 - 2020 Head of Serious Injury Law, Clear Law Solicitors LLP
  • 2015 – 2018 Senior Associate, Slater and Gordon Lawyers
  • 2005 – 2015 Senior Associate, Fentons Solicitors LLP
  • 1996 – 2015 Associate Solicitor, Forbes Solicitors
  • 1981 – 1996 Partner/ Solicitor, Slatterys, Solicitors
  • 1979 - 1981 Trainee Solicitor, Lansdale and Houldsworth Solicitors


  • 1977 – 1978 Solicitors Part 2 Qualification, Chester College of Law
  • 1975 – 1977 LLB (Hons) Law, University of Wales, Cardiff

Areas of expertise and memberships:

Cases worked

  • Nigel’s caseload comprises of cases of complex medical causation and liability, and life changing injuries or events.
  • In the past three years Nigel has recovered compensation in excess of ten million pounds for his clients. 
  • He will continue his work at CFG in the areas of acquired brain injury, spinal injury, poly trauma and fatal and catastrophic injury.  

Professional interest and area(s) of expertise

  • Acquired brain injury, spinal injury and fatal collision claims. 
  • Motorcycle and road traffic collisions
  • Nigel has also significant experience of claims involving mental capacity, chronic pain and fibromyalgia and cases involving significant and unusual psychiatric trauma. 

Professional memberships and reputation

  • Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • APIL Senior Litigator
  • Committee Member of Headway Warrington, part of the National Headway charity which supports survivors of brain injury and their families, friends and carers.

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