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Osbornes

LIVERY HOUSE, 7-9 PRATT STREET, LONDON, NW1 0AE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7485 8811
Fax:
Fax 020 7485 5660
DX:
57053 CAMDEN TOWN
Email:
Web:
www.osborneslaw.com
London NW1, London NW3

Ben Posford

Tel:
Work 020 7485 8811
Email:
Osbornes

Position

Ben is head of catastrophic injuries as a partner at Osbornes, and is recommended in the Legal 500 and listed as a ‚ÄėLeading Individual‚Äô in Chambers & Partners. He acts exclusively for claimants who have suffered life-changing injuries of the utmost severity, including spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, fatalities, amputations and injuries caused by medical negligence. Ben has a special interest in early rehabilitation issues for the seriously injured, and pursues defendants for initial compensation payments from the outset to establish effective care and therapy regimes. He regularly contributes to the national media on issues such as cycling safety and spinal cord injuries, and lectures on issues involving compensation and civil procedure.

Career

Admitted 2002. Joined Lyons Davidson 2002-06, became head of technical claims unit. 2006-08, Shoosmiths. Joined Stewarts Law 2008-10 exclusively handling very high-value brain and spinal cord injury claims. Joined Prolegal 2010 as head of complex litigation, and Osbornes in May 2013.

Member

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL ‚Äď accredited fellow); APIL elected national secretary of the Damages Special Interest Group; Spinal Injuries Association (approved solicitor); Headway ‚Äď the brain injury association (approved solicitor); Brain Injury Group (approved solicitor); The Law Society of England and Wales.

Education

The Oratory School, Berkshire; University of Nottingham; College of Law.

Leisure

Away from the office, Ben enjoys spending time with his young family and supporting his village cricket club.


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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