Associate, Clinical Negligence & Personal injury

Christina Mallery-Nelson

Christina specialises in clinical negligence litigation, and manages her own varied caseload. She advises on a wide range of cases, including ophthalmology, fatal accidents, spinal injuries, negligent operations and child brain injuries. Christina also assists families at inquests and with personal injury cases.

Christina worked part-time throughout her legal studies at a local law firm before joining Thomson Snell & Passmore as a trainee solicitor in 2017. Christina joined the Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury team upon qualification in September 2019.

Christina Mallery

Specialisms & expertise

  • Christina has a wide range of expertise and specialisms including:
  • Ophthalmology including retinal detachment and raised ocular pressure
  • Obstetric and gynaecological injuries, including those involving ectopic pregnancy and uterine injury
  • Inappropriate and substandard surgical treatment
  • Care of the elderly and deficiencies in nursing care, including pressure sores
  • Fatal accidents
  • Plastic surgery
  • Delays in diagnosis, including cancer and orthopaedic injuries
  • Administration of incorrect medication doses
  • “Never events” including retained surgical bodies
  • Psychiatric harm including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Dental negligence.

Examples of work

Failure to offer caesarean section.

Delay in diagnosis of retinal detachment.

Retained swab following episiotomy.

Grade 4 pressure sore due to failings in care provided at a resident nursing home.

Delay in diagnosis and treatment of ruptured patella tendon and medial retinaculum.

Patient discharged from fracture clinic who required ongoing clinical and radiological review.

Failure to prescribe anticoagulants following laparoscopic left radical nephrectomy.

Substandard care provided to an elderly lady whilst in hospital, leading to the development of pressure sores which contributed to her death.

Error in prescription of oestrogen-only HRT to a female who had not undergone hysterectomy.

Incorrect prescription of steroids causing steroid induced diabetes.

Substandard breast augmentation surgery.

Achievements & other appointments

Christina is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). She was a finalist in the Junior Lawyers Division Achievement Awards 2019, Trainee Solicitor of the Year.


Christina read Historical Studies and Holocaust Studies at the University of Manchester, graduating in 2013, before completing the Graduate Entry LLB at City University of London in 2015.

Christina continued her studies at City University of London by completing the Legal Practice Course. She then undertook a Masters degree (LLM in Legal Practice) writing her practice-focused dissertation on a specialist aspect of clinical negligence law, achieving a distinction.