I'm a Partner in the Birmingham Serious Injury team.
I deal with all types of serious personal injury cases, including adult brain injury, spinal cord injury, paediatric brain injury, amputations and limb loss, serious burns, chronic pain, PTSD, orthopaedic trauma, motorbike accident claims and fatal accident claims.
I deal with cases arising from road accidents, occupier liability claims, employer liability claims and public liability claims. I have a particular interest in accidents at work, including falls from height, defective equipment, manual handling, construction site and agricultural accidents and cases involving vicarious liability.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I believe in fairness and the state and businesses being accountable. Those who have been seriously injured through no fault of their own face many challenges and they are in great need of careful, considerate and professional advice to ensure that they are properly compensated. My career in law has put me in the privileged position of helping people in very difficult circumstances.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Seeing what a huge difference a successful case can make to individuals and their families. I often meet my clients at their lowest ebb, but being able to secure interim funds, rehabilitation and appropriate housing can have a hugely positive impact.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I am fortunate to work with a team of like minded and dedicated lawyers who put clients first and achieve excellent outcomes for them.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I follow Moseley Rugby and Durham County Cricket when time allows and spend time with my young family. I'm also a Real ale enthusiast.
Stephen is "a really good litigator" and "somebody who really digs in and fights." – Chambers & Partners, 2020
"A tough operator" - Legal 500, 2018/19
"He's very direct with clients, he knows what he can and can't do and he knows the appropriate advice to give." - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"He is very good with clients that need a no-nonsense approach." - Chambers & Partners 2018
A "completely fearless litigator" who has "extremely good judgement" and "certainly knows his stuff from a technical point of view." - Chambers & Partners 2017