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 Nye is a rottweiler when fighting for his clients, who are individuals who have suffered the most serious and catastrophic accidents. The Solicitor who you would want in the trenches with you on the most difficult of cases." - Legal 500, 2024
"Stephen Nye is a fantastic negotiator and has very good tactical knowledge. “He has a no-nonsense approach and gets exceptional results for clients." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Leading Individual - band 1)
"Stephen Nye is a tough and seasoned litigator. He is the absolute best for the highest value catastrophic injury cases. A pitbull in negotiations and a tactical genius. There really is no-one better." - Legal 500, 2022 (Leading Individual)
"Stephen Nye is excellent" - Legal 500, 2021
"My solicitor, Stephen was very patient with me as my memory has not been good. I was kept up to date throughout the whole process taking away all the pressure of trying to deal with everything... Absolutely brilliant service from start to finish." - 5* Trustpilot review
"From the beginning, Stephen was able to grasp the full complexity of my case and injuries and set out a clear action plan, including the pitfalls. Throughout the handling of my case he was direct, professional and told it like it was. I always knew where I stood and he offered appropriate advice... I cannot recommend this individual highly enough." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I can't recommend Stephen Nye enough for his professionalism, expertise and sensitivity in handling a difficult case. Especially over the length of the time the case went on for. He kept me up to date with any developments which was very reassuring even at some very difficult times. I was able to always get in touch if i needed any information or help with regular home visits too. I always felt in the hands of a complete expert who defiantly helped me through a tough point in my life." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Special thanks to Stephen Nye who throughout the case was very helpful with advice and support to our family, keeping ourselves fully informed and handled all matters with the utmost professionalism and whose in depth knowledge in cases such as ours was invaluable." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I want to give a special thanks to Stephen Nye he was always there when needed and the communication was excellent, everything was explained properly so I understood everything that was happening. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone, it was made so easy. Five stars, thank you." - 5* Trustpilot review
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