Helen Neville

Partner, Medical Negligence

I approached Simpson Millar to represent me in a medical negligence claim on a no-win, no-fee basis. From the very start of the process they were nothing short of excellent! I started off with a solicitor in Essex named Richard Roberts. He was very professional, was diligent in taking my statement over the phone and was very responsive to queries and questions. When I moved to Cheshire I was given a new solicitor; Helen Neville. She continued in the same manner and was extremely helpful, giving excellent advice for my claim. She was very responsive to any queries that I had and would usually get back to my emails within minutes, even if I sent the emails late in the evening! Helen worked hard in negotiating an excellent payout at the top end of the reference range for my injury. I am very happy with the result of this claim and have already recommended Simpson Millar to friends and family with similar claims.Dave
I have never wanted to write a review so much in my life! The service I got from Simpson Millar was outstanding especially my INCREDIBLE solicitor Helen Neville! The second Helen took over my case she was just amazing. The communication and support I got from her was something else. Not only did she keep me updated every step of the way regarding my case but she always made sure I was ok and everything she did was in the best interest of me. Every email I sent I got such a fast response her customer service skills are off the scale. I would highly recommend Helen Neville not only is she amazing as what she does but she's such a down to earth lovely person and it's been an absolute pleasure having her as my solicitor! She has made this process so much easier for me... Me and my family will be forever grateful for everything she has done for us and I really cant thank her enough, She has completely exceeded my expectations.Danielle

Helen is a Partner in our Medical Negligence department, who has specialised in this area of law for her whole career.

Her experience includes helping people with:

She has also helped many clients affected by:

As well as managing medical negligence claims, Helen has undertaken and attended inquests, and taken part in mediation sessions.

Helen was singled out as an Associate to Watch in the latest Chambers and Partners guide, where she was described as “approachable”, “available” and “very understanding” when handling sensitive and emotional issues.

She was praised in 2020’s Chambers and Partners guide as someone who is “very well respected with excellent client care skills”, and was noted for her considerable experience in claims related to the misdiagnosis of cancer.

Helen has also been highlighted in 2022's Chambers and Partners as an "Associate to Watch". They had the following to say about her: 

"Helen Neville focuses her practice on claims involving the delayed diagnosis of cancer. She also has experience handling birth injury and secondary victim matters. "She is passionate, dedicated and detailed." "She is very bright, driven and thorough."

Helen has actively supported many charities during her career. For example, she takes part in the London Legal Walk and played a wheelchair rugby match for the Spinal Injuries Association. She was also a volunteer on AvMA’s charity telephone helpline for 2 years.

She also worked with Age UK between March and September 2020, telephoning and supporting the elderly during Covid-19.

Helen is committed to promoting and campaigning for access to justice and legal services for all members of society.


Before joining Simpson Millar, Helen was Senior Associate at Hugh James.

She began her career in law as a Medical Negligence Paralegal in 2005 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2010.

Helen sits as a Deputy District Judge on the Northern Circuit.

Professional Memberships and Accreditations

Helen is a Specialist Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel member and an Accredited Senior Litigator with APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).

She’s also a member of the Encephalitis Society and AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents).

Interests Outside of Work

Helen is a keen whale watcher and enjoys taking photographs of wildlife. She also likes travelling, reading, going to the theatre, (attempting) DIY and interior design.

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