Claire Steward


Clinical Negligence

Manchester

36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082

Leeds

5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123

Birmingham

Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Stephen Loxton
Paul Clarke


Clinical Negligence

Claire is a clinical negligence specialist. She has extensive experience in all areas of clinical negligence including: delay in diagnosis of cancer, orthopaedics, surgical negligence, ophthalmics, obstetrics and gynaecology, Accident and Emergency, primary health care and dentistry. She is well used to dealing with complex issues of breach of duty, causation and quantum.


Profile


Claire practices exclusively in the fields of clinical negligence and personal injury. She is regularly instructed in complex and high value cases by both Claimants and Defendants. She has considerable experience of managing teams of experts, conducting Joint Settlement Meetings and providing representation at Court.

Year of Call: 2002

Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Personal Injury

Recommendations

Chambers UK 2017

"She can explain complicated medical matters to clients and is warm and friendly." "She manages expectations well and in meetings sets out what she's going to do, gets on with it and summarises at the end. She has an analytical and thorough approach and is good on the medical detail."

Chambers UK 2016

“She is particularly noted for her excellent medical knowledge and thorough analysis in claims including fatal injury and cases involving complex issues of causation.”

 “She's particularly strong with regards to valuing cases on the quantum side, as well as on statistics and case law.”

She is incredibly thorough in preparation and has a lovely way with clients - she's very approachable."

Chambers UK 2015

Claire “Receives glowing praise from instructing solicitors. She is commended for her sensitive approach and ability to handle complex cases.”

“She is good with clients and brilliant on paper."

Chambers UK 2014

“She is bright, meticulous and an excellent advocate."

Memberships

Lincoln’s Inn

Northern and Eastern Circuit

Personal Injury Bar Association

Northern Circuit Medical Law Association

Qualifications

University: Manchester

Degree: BA (First Class Honours) Modern History with Economics

Year of Call: 2002 (Lincoln’s Inn – Lord Denning Scholarship)

Chambers UK Logo 2016

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