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Stephanie Prior

Work 020 7485 8811

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Medical negligence.


Stephanie is head of medical negligence at Osbornes, with a particular focus on child and adult brain injury cases, fatal cases, obstetric and gynaecological cases, ophthalmology and complex spinal injury cases. Stephanie practiced as a registered nurse for over ten years before qualifying as a lawyer brings to the department an in-depth knowledge of medical practice and procedure, which differentiates her from many of other clinical negligence lawyers. Stephanie has chaired and spoken at the AvMA Medicine for Lawyers conference and lectures on clinical negligence to post graduate medical students at Bart's Hospital and to forensic medical examiners for the police. Stephanie also holds a diploma and is an examiner in forensic medical science (DipFMS) and is the legal editor of ;Medicine, Science and the Law; and contributes to the journal by providing quarterly case reports. She also contributes to JPIL bimonthly. She is also an examiner for the Dip(FMS). Stephanie is regularly contacted by the BBC for commentary on clinical negligence-related stories. She has lectured on brain injury resulting from medical negligence to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers .


Specialist medical negligence panel, AvMA Referral Panel; member of and senior litigator status, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL); Law Society's Clinical Negligence Panel; founding fellow and member, Academic Advisory Board of the newly established Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences (AFMS).

London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

Osbornes has a 'highly experienced clinical negligence team' which handles a wide range of claims including brain and spinal cord injuries, wrongful surgery and late diagnosis. Key figures include Stephanie Prior, who has in-depth knowledge of medical practice; Ben Posford, who is instructed in cases involving spinal injury but is 'especially good on the crossover between personal injury and clinical negligence cases'; and Robert Aylott, who focuses on brain and spinal cord injuries.

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Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Osbornes has 'a growing influence and impressive work load' and is 'gaining a reputation for handling complex catastrophic work'. It often handles claims valued at over £1m, particularly relating to severe brain and spinal cord injuries and niche areas such as cauda equina syndrome, cycling accidents and child abuse. In recent work, the team settled a high-profile case regarding the Croydon tram crash, in which it acted for the husband of the only female fatality. The 'hard-working, thorough and committed' Robert Aylott, who brings 'significant heavyweight personal injury experience', joined the team in October 2017 from Minster Law Limited. Key team members include the 'energetic and personable' Stuart Kightley, who is the head of the personal injury department; catastrophic injury cases head Ben Posford, an 'excellent practical litigator' who offers 'exceptional service'; and 'the approachable, compassionate and efficient' Stephanie Prior , who heads the child abuse claims department.

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