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Stephen Friday

Stephen has been consistently recommended in the independent guides to the legal profession as a leading junior in the fields of clinical negligence and personal injury and he practices exclusively in these areas. His recommendations in the guides describe him as having “<em>a very good eye for detail” </em>and taking “<em>a very hands-on, commercial approach to case-building” </em> as well as being “<em>very forensic in his approach to cases” </em>and <em>“able to filter through large volumes of information to get to the issue(s) in the case.”  </em>His breadth of knowledge, persuasive advocacy and ability to put client’s at ease have all been highlighted. Stephen acts for and against hospital trusts and other healthcare professionals and has wide experience of clinical negligence claims more details of which can be seen on his clinical negligence CV below. Stephen has 25 years of experience dealing with personal injury claims for both Claimants and Defendants and details of his practice can be seen on his personal injury CV below. He routinely but not exclusively acts in high value or catastrophic injury claims and has particular experience in Fatal Accidents Act claims. Recent cases include settlement for a lump sum of £2,100,000 and PPO for life of £40,000 p.a. in a case of incomplete tetraplegia, net of an apportionment of 85/15 in the Claimant’s favour; settlement for £800,000 and PPO for life of £60,000 p.a. in a brain injury case, approved by Mr Justice Jay; settlement at £712,000 in a Fatal Accidents Act claim following the death of a young mother after a delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer and settlement for £300,000 in a case of delayed diagnosis and treatment of compartment syndrome in a brain injured patient, approved by Master Eastman. Stephen previously served as an officer and fast-jet pilot in the Royal Air Force.