Aged 38, Ms Nabou qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and is currently a consultant in health litigation with Liverpool law firm Hill Dickinson and has made the bench at her first attempt
Liverpool lawyer Lisa Nabou has been appointed a deputy district judge on the Northern Circuit.
Aged 38, Ms Nabou qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and is currently a consultant in health litigation with Liverpool law firm Hill Dickinson and has made the bench at her first attempt.
She specialises in advising and protecting the legal and reputational interests of healthcare professionals including GPs, specialists and nurses and has provided advice in a broad range of legal matters.
These include high value/multiple party civil claims for clinical negligence, inquests, criminal investigations (including manslaughter) and professional regulation before Medical Councils.
Having worked in Singapore and Hong Kong (and being dual qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong where she was partner in a law firm), Ms Nabou has also developed a good understanding of the different culture, market and legal systems in Asia.
She won praise in the Legal 500, the UK’s top guide to the leading law firms and lawyers, as “hardworking, energetic, committed and meticulous”.
“A senior male solicitor once said to me that it was ‘admirable to try’ to become a judge at this stage in my career, which made me temporarily doubt whether I could do it,” said Ms Nabou. “I could, of course, and did so on my first attempt.
“This goes to show that anything is possible if you work incredibly hard, prepare well and surround yourself with aspirational peers who intrinsically want the best for you and provide support in the process.”
Joanne Hughes, a partner with Hill Dickinson, with whom Lisa works as part of the firm’s health team in Liverpool, said: ‘Lisa’s appointment as a deputy district judge is well deserved and I’m incredibly proud to have her as part of our team and to work alongside her.”
Ms Nabou will continue in her role at Hill Dickinson alongside her commitment on the bench.