Stephen King > Mills & Reeve LLP > Norwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
1 St James Court

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Admitted as a solicitor in 1986. Joined Mills & Reeve in 1989, becoming a partner in 1993.  Lead role in the development of the firm’s defence liability work in the health sector. Managing a respected and acknowledged national team specialising in medical malpractice, product liability and health sector liability work. The work sits within the firm’s general insurance subsector which is part of the diverse work of the wider insurance group. A previous member of the Editorial Board of the Sweet and Maxwell publication ‘Journal of Personal Injury Law’. He has written and spoken widely on his subject area. His clients are insurers of risks arising in the health sector, from clinical trials and product manufacturing to hospital groups, care providers and the medical professions and their insurers. He oversees the work of the firm’s claims handling unit, or CHU ( a TPA offering), and its work on the claims solutions the firm offers to its insurer and corporate healthcare clients. He also participates in the firm’s 24/7 emergency out of hours helpline ‘Mills & Reeve First Response’.

Often advising on coverage issues, his work and that of his team includes class actions, public enquiries and judicial review as well as catastrophic injury cases, and high profile cases that are novel or repercussive in terms of reputational protection.


Trained Hegarty & Co; admitted 1986; Mills & Reeve 1989 to date; partner 1993. Former editorial board member of the Journal of Personal Injury Law.




St Wilfrid’s School, Featherstone, West Yorkshire; Bristol Polytechnic BA (Hons) Law.


Cycling, sailing, ancient history, music.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

(Leading individuals)

Stephen KingMills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP‘s Norwich office is home to a full-service health sector offering that includes the firm’s medical malpractice group. The practice handles clinical negligence claims for insurers, CCGs and other healthcare providers, as well as advising on policy and governance issues. The five-lawyer practice is led by health and insurance partner Stephen King, who deals with matters concerning personal injury,  disease, product liability and medical negligence. He acts for a number of NHS teaching trusts in the UK, and frequently deals with fitness to practice defence matters.

East Anglia > Insurance > Professional negligence

(Leading individuals)

Stephen KingMills & Reeve LLP

The team has long experience of professional liability matters and there is little that they haven’t seen before‘, says a client of Mills & Reeve LLP. The Norwich-based insurance disputes practice provides ‘sensible, commercial advice from people who are very experienced dealing with insurers and insureds‘. Experienced partners Neil Davies and Stephen King lead a national practice that handles professional indemnity, insurance and financial disputes, many of which are complex and carry potential reputational damage for clients. They count Countrywide plc, Aviva Life & Pensions and Knight Frank among their clients. Senior associates Matthew Wilson and Sophie Briggs, who is ‘thorough, intelligent and a creative thinker‘, are highly recommended by clients.