Clinical Negligence

Stephanie has over 25 years experience of pursuing cases on behalf of patients injured as a result of negligent medical treatment.

Stephanie has worked at a number of leading personal injury solicitors during her career including Pannone where she had experience of all aspects of personal injury and clinical negligence work; Alexander Harris as a Partner where she helped develop the Clinical Negligence Department, implementing precedent manuals and an expert database; Donns Solicitors where she was a Partner and Head of the Clinical Negligence Department and instrumental in growing the department and obtaining a LSC clinical negligence franchise. Stephanie subsequently moved to Irwin Mitchell LLP Solicitors in London where she was responsible for all aspects of the development of the clinical negligence team. Latterly, Stephanie joined Simpson Millar LLP as a Partner and Head of the Clinical Negligence Team in Manchester.

Stephanie’s experience is extremely wide-ranging, covering all aspects of clinical negligence; she has a particular interest in inquests, still births and neonatal deaths and birth trauma claims as well as claims arising from failure to diagnose cancer and cosmetic surgery. She has successfully settled claims on behalf of bereaved families and brain injured infants and adults for figures ranging from thousands of pounds to those in excess of several million. She has significant experience of Structured Settlements and Periodical Payments as well as Multi Party claims.

Regularly asked to give seminars on Clinical Negligence to both lawyers and members of the medical profession, Stephanie’s opinions are well regarded and her cases have regularly been reported in both the media and medico-legal journals.

At Citadel Law Stephanie assists law firms with all stages of Clinical Negligence cases, in particular she uses her vast range of knowledge and experience to conduct initial case reviews and risk assess prospects, providing expert guidance for case development to ensure the best outcome for the injured client and WIP valuation and costs negotiation.

Professional memberships

  • Law Society’s Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel
  • The Association for the Victims of Medical Accidents
  • Accredited Senior Litigator with APIL

Three words that describe Stephanie at work

Dedicated, Empathetic, Thorough

For fun

Stephanie is a trained yoga teacher and enjoys travelling, theatre and the arts. But most of all she loves to spend time with her grandchildren.