Stephen is very experienced in the field of clinical negligence having practised in this area since 1997. His degree in Physiology gives him a particularly useful insight into and understanding of more complicated medical issues.
Stephen is consistently Legal 500 recommended in the area of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence work. He has a very strong paperwork practice, drafting and providing advice to a wide range of clients from sole practitioners to some of the largest national firms, undertaking an equal balance to claimant and defendant work. Stephen is noted for his persuasive advocacy abilities and his comprehensive knowledge of the civil procedure rules. His skill with costs arguments makes him very sought after for Costs and Case Management hearings.
Examples of recent work undertaken include:
Advised, drafted pleadings and represented claimant at court in respect of a failure to diagnose meningitis and treat with intravenous anti-biotics within an appropriate time, causing permanent brain injury. Liability and causation remain in dispute, with expert evidence from Paediatrics, Paediatric Neurology, Neonatology, Infectious Disease, Nursing and Care. At a JSM represented by Chris Bright QC a settlement of 5million was achieved for the client;
He is currently representing Claimant in a claim for failure to properly risk assess patient with head injury and permitting him to fall out of bed suffering further severe head injury.
"has solid expertise in industrial disease claims, road traffic accidents and complex medical cases." "He has expertise in employers’ and public liability claims."
Legal 500 2019
"unflappable and methodical”
Legal 500 2017
"a safe pair of hands”
Legal 500 2016
Personal Injury Bar Association
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Bristol 1995
Dip Law, BPP Law School 1996
BVC (Very Competent), Inns of Court School of Law 1997