Nicky Selby-Short


Personal Injury

Nicky Selby-Short is a Chartered Legal Executive and a Senior Litigator member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Nicky Selby-Short

Nicky has over 25 years’ experience of dealing with Personal Injury Claims on behalf of Claimants and Defendants.

Since 2000 Nicky has specialised in working on behalf of Claimants, in particular regarding injuries arising from motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents including head injuries, spinal injuries and severe orthopaedic injuries.  She has acted for a number of clients who have lost lower limbs as a result of motorcycle accidents for whom she has secured substantial damages and has also dealt with a number of claims arising out of fatal accidents including those involving multiple dependants.  

Nicky has a special interest in injuries involving loss of sight. She has achieved a settlement of in excess of £2.7 million on behalf of a young man with multiple injuries who was rendered permanently blind when he was knocked from his motorcycle, and a settlement of £800,000 for a client rendered partially blind by a shooting accident.

Nicky has considerable experience and expertise in dealing with claims for loss of earnings for those who are self-employed and other complex future loss claims. She has secured a settlement of several million pounds for a City broker who lost his career as a result of a head injury.  

Nicky is also experienced in dealing with brain injury claims, including cases involving subtle brain injury.  Her current caseload includes a number of claims resulting from serious brain injuries involving children.  

Nicky qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1990. She is based in our serious injury department in Basingstoke and has been with Access Legal since 2005.

'Thank you for everything you have done for us. Your dedication and sheer hard work was incredible and we feel blessed that you took over the case. I wanted to personally thank you for answering all those endless questions and re-assuring me when it was needed.....The outcome has changed our lives for the better after a very difficult number of years.'

'I am a solicitor myself.  The service and advice I received from Nicky Selby-Short was excellent.'

Outside work, Nicky enjoys mountain biking and road cycling, yoga, gardening and walking.