Heather Beckett

Barrister: Heather Beckett

Year of Call: 2013

Heather had a successful career in dentistry, before being called to the Bar. She was an NHS Consultant in Restorative Dentistry for 16 years and also has experience of general dental and specialist private practice. Heather also has extensive experience as an expert witness in dental negligence and dental regulatory matters.

Heather joined Chambers as a tenant in May 2016, having successfully completed pupillage under the supervision of Barbara Hewson, Fergus McCombie and Joe Plowright.

Her practice is focused on civil work, with a specialist emphasis on medical and particularly dental negligence and personal injury, where her in-depth knowledge and practical experience is particularly valuable at the assessment and pre-action stages of litigation. For more information, see Heather’s website.

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.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Education & Qualifications

  • BPTC (Very Competent), Kaplan Law School
  • GDL (Distinction), Nottingham Trent University
  • LLM (Distinction), Medical Law & Ethics, De Montfort University