Heather Beckett

Barrister

Goldsmith Chambers

Heather had a successful career as an NHS hospital consultant before being called to the Bar. A highly sought-after expert witness in restorative dentistry in clinical negligence and regulatory fitness to practice proceedings, she also has experience of general dental and specialist private practice.

Her legal practice is focused on civil work, with a specialist emphasis on medical and particularly dental negligence and personal injury. Heather remains registered by the General Dental Council as a specialist in restorative dentistry and her in-depth knowledge and practical experience, in addition to her ability to assess and test expert witness evidence, proves particularly valuable at the assessment and pre-action stages of litigation for claimants and defendants alike.

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.