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Stewarts Law LLP

5 NEW STREET SQUARE, LONDON, EC4A 3BF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7822 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7822 8037
Email:
Web:
www.stewartslaw.com
Leeds, London

Stephanie Clarke

Tel:
Work 020 7936 8166
Email:
Stewarts Law LLP

Work Department

Personal Injury

Position

Partner in the Personal Injury department. Stephanie has extensive knowledge and a wide breadth of experience in all areas of catastrophic personal injury claims, but with a particular focus on rehabilitation as a priority. She takes a pragmatic, effective and proactive approach to the early resolution of claims and enjoys good working relationships with her opponents.

Experience
Stephanie has over 30 years’ experience in all areas of catastrophic personal injury claims but with a specialist interest in complex catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury claims. She uses her extensive knowledge and numerous contacts to ensure the early provision of interim payments, where appropriate, which in turn allows for rehabilitation and care packages as well as suitable accommodation to be put in place well before the claims are settled. This ultimately helps improve the quality of life for clients and their families.

Stephanie has a great empathy for her injured clients and their families and is highly conscientious and tenacious in her representation of them. She has an acute eye for detail as well as tactical nous.

Expertise
Stephanie has particular expertise in all manner of complex brain injury cases, having had an extensive background in employers’ and public liability as well as road traffic cases. She is a highly knowledgeable advocate with an emphasis on timely settlements in a wide range of serious injury claims.

Recognition
Abbie, one of Stephanie’s young clients who was paralysed whilst a passenger in a car driven by a friend who was both uninsured and had taken drugs said: “Stephanie is the best solicitor ever. I haven’t found this process easy and a lot of the time I couldn’t understand what was happening and wanted to give up but she made me go on and helped me every step of the way. I’m glad the case is over and I got a great settlement but I miss her advice and her care.”

Gabriela, sister and litigation friend of BDI, a protected party said: “Stephanie was like an angel sent to guide me through the litigation maze. When I first met her, I spoke no English having travelled from Romania to be with my severely injured brother. She helped me all the way and was like a mum to me and despite all the difficulties we encountered she fought hard to ensure my brother received compensation to look after him for his lifetime.”

IC, a protected party whose case Stephanie took over from other solicitors said: “My previous solicitors had the case for nine months and and did not obtain an interim payment. Within two days of Stephanie taking over my case she had secured significant funds, which has made a huge impact on my rehabilitation.”

In the Allan case, Mr Justice Cotter QC noted in his High Court judgement that the case was “paradigm of how a case should be run”. Quoting on a recent settlement, leading QC Robert Weir, said: “Stephanie uses her wealth of experience and litigation nous to achieve remarkable results for her clients. Stephanie makes sure the litigation works to help her clients from the outset in their rehabilitation and rehousing. She is a formidable opponent yet extremely collaborative provided the insurer cooperates with a sensible plan for the prompt resolution of her cases. Seemingly inexhaustible, she works tirelessly for her clients; her compassion is evident and invaluable given the tremendous life changes experienced by her clients and their close family members.”

Career

Qualified 1986; Brian Thompson Solicitors 1986 – 1996 (Equity partner 1991); Rowley Ashworth solicitors 1996 - 1999; Shoosmiths Solicitors 2000 – 2008; Irwin Mitchell LLP 2008-2012; Stewarts Law 2012 - present.

Member

APIL; Law Society; Headway; Spinal Injuries Association

Education

Mount St Mary’s Grammar School, Leeds; Leicester University (LLB law); Guildford College of Law (LSF)


London: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Stewarts Law LLP is a 'first choice' and 'the premier claimant firm in the field', according to clients. It assists individuals who have sustained serious, life-changing injuries, including brain and spinal injuries and amputations. Changes in the team include the arrival of 'first-class litigator' David Healy from BL Claims Solicitors and the promotion of the 'absolutely superb' Peregrine Redgrave to partner in May 2017. Paul Paxton, the 'technically first-class' head of the personal injury team, is 'the leading claimant lawyer in the country'. Other key figures are the 'great all-roundClare Salmon, who has 'extensive experience of both difficult liability claims and high-value quantum'the 'exceptionally good and collaborativeCharles Edwards; and the 'able and dedicated' Stephanie Clarke. Julian Chamberlayne heads the international injury department, acting for UK nationals who are injured abroad and for foreign nationals injured in the UK.

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