Stuart Kightley > Osbornes > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Personal injury.


Stuart is head of Osbornes’ personal injury department and the firm’s joint senior partner. Stuart joined the firm in 1994 in order to specialise in personal injury litigation, and has built a thriving practice in cycling accident claims, head injury and high-value claims, often representing professionals and foreign-based clients. Stuart is passionate about fighting for the rights of accident victims and is heavily involved in the campaigning group the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. He lectures regularly for APIL and in 2010 was appointed a fellow of the organisation.


Trained Osbornes and Crown Prosecution Service; qualified 1995; partner 1998.


National executive committee, APIL 2007-13; elected secretary APIL 2013 to date; Law Society Council and Civil Justice Committee Law Society 2010-13; Legal Network Television Personal Injury Expert Panel 2015; approved solicitor Headway (the brain injury association) and The Brain Injury Group; approved solicitor London Cycling Campaign (LCC).


Groby Community College, Leicester; Kent University (1986 BA Hons Politics and Government); De Montfort University, Leicester (1993 CPE and LSF).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

(Leading individuals)

Stuart KightleyOsbornes

According to one client, Osbornescomprises some of the most technically adept and hard hitting lawyers in the business‘. To complement its strong reputation for high-value and complex personal injury work, the firm continues to develop its ‘excellent and innovative line in cases involving non-English speaking claimants‘; the offering recently expanded its Spanish, Hungarian and Polish capabilities. The group is also noted for its expertise in matters relating to cycling injuries, and is the official legal partner of the London Cycling Campaign charity. ‘Enormously experienced‘ department lead Stuart Kightley is a key contact, as are ‘fiercely bright‘ head of catastrophic injury Ben Posford and ‘all-round gemRobert Aylott. For child abuse claims, specialist Stephanie Prior is the name to note.