Steven is a leading personal injury and clinical negligence silk. He represents local authorities, charities and private social care, religious and educational establishments in claims concerning child abuse, social care and educational negligence, stress at work, bullying and deliberate injury. He acts in clinical negligence cases and is experienced in all types of personal injury claims. He appears before disciplinary tribunals and at inquests and other enquiries. He advises public sector and corporate bodies on compliance issues associated with his areas of practice.
Steven acts in clinical negligence cases. He is regularly instructed by Claimants in maximum severity cases including cerebral palsy and other birth injury claims. Recent approvals have involved capitalised sums in excess of £7m. He recently advised in a case involving allegations that a consultant paediatrician negligently failed to identify that injuries caused to children shortly after birth were non-accidental. He is acting for Claimants in several cases concerning the side effects of the steroid Prednisolone.
Steven’s particular areas of expertise are the tort liability of local authorities, charities, religious orders and private social care and education providers, and the law of limitation and vicarious liability. He has appeared in a number of the leading cases concerning institutional child abuse and the negligent ‘failure to remove’ children from abusive parents or carers. Steven undertakes other types of personal injury claims for both Claimants and Defendants. He acts in fatal accident cases, asbestos-related and other disease cases, stress at work claims, Animals Act claims, work accidents cases and bullying and harassment claims.
Steven’s “reputation on child abuse cases has risen to great heights” (Chambers & Partners 2012). He is currently advising the BBC’s insurers in the claims arising from the activities of Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall and the defendants in the claims concerning Cyril Smith. He is acting in a number of ongoing large group actions involving abuse and neglect in care homes, private schools and state schools. He is acting in group claims against religious organisations including the Sisters of Nazareth and the De La Salle Brothers. He increasingly acts for individuals who are facing damages claims for abuse.
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