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Stewarts Law LLP

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Leeds, London

Frank Pinch

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Stewarts Law LLP

Work Department

Clinical Negligence


Partner responsible for the Clinical Negligence department in the Leeds office. Frank has achieved some of the department’s highest damages settlements. Frank specialises in claims relating to spinal cord injury and brain injury.

Frank’s experience includes:

  • Advising a young woman who was catastrophically injured by the negligent handing of an unstable neck injury after a minor fall
  • Advising a brain injured man after the failure of a GP to refer him urgently to hospital with a serious orbital (eye) infection

A leading legal directory quoted a client as saying Frank was “very good at going through what had happened, getting me to talk about it and to realise that there was a case to answer.” They also commented he has “every step considered, is careful, thinks things through and never makes mistakes”. 


Trained Irwin Mitchell; qualified 1993; assistant solicitor Challinors, Birmingham 1995-99; assistant solicitor Irwin Mitchell 1999; associate 2000; partner Stewarts Law 2006.


AvMA; Law Society Clinical negligence accreditation scheme


Parrs Wood High School, Manchester; University of Sheffield (1987 LLB 2(1)); Manchester Polytechnic (1991 Law Society Finals).


Mountain walking, cooking, music, circuit training, running.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

Stewarts Law LLP’s clinical negligence practice in Leeds has ‘all the advantages of being able to draw on the training and experience of a large London firm, whilst being readily available to Yorkshire claimants’. Frank Pinch (‘very experienced and a safe pair of hands’) heads the department, and is supported by ‘very able and intelligent’ senior associate Gabrielle Ross, who is singled out for her ‘first-rate client care’, as well as associate Anna Higham and new associate Esther Wilkinson, who joined from Irwin Mitchell. The practice has a core focus on claims involving catastrophic brain and spinal injuries, particularly where the injured person has severe difficulty adjusting to their disability. Pinch’s expertise covers niche areas such as cauda equina syndrome.

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