Stephanie Prior > Osbornes > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

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).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

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.

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

The team at Osbornes was recently strengthened by the arrival of ‘experienced and empathetic‘ associate Jodi Newton from Hudgell Solicitors. She joins a department noted for its expertise in delayed diagnosis and wrongful birth claims, as well as for its multi-lingual capabilities and focus on Eastern European clients. ‘First-rate clinical negligence specialistStephanie Prior leads the group, which also includes fatal claims expert Robert Aylott and Ben Posford, who has extensive experience acting on claims concerning cauda equina syndrome.