Michael Stephens


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:
Colin Griffin
Gary Smith


Clinical Negligence

Claimant instructions in clinical negligence claims relating to:

-          GP misdiagnosis and mistreatment

-          Accident and emergency misdiagnosis and mistreatment

-          Orthopaedic negligence

-          Dental negligence

Experienced in claims concerning limitation periods

Schedules of loss (including £1m+ claims)


Profile

Michael is an experienced senior junior who has conducted a broad common law practice from chambers in Birmingham since 1985. His work in recent years has focused particularly on dispute resolution and the use of ADR, leading him to obtain further professional qualifications.

Michael is a qualified mediator who has conducted numerous successful mediations covering, in particular, construction, professional negligence, property and business disputes. He abides by the European Code of Conduct for mediators.

Michael is also an experienced arbitrator, familiar with both domestic and international rules. He is a member of a number of panels and has spoken frequently on arbitration topics, both in the UK and at international events.

With his interest and expertise in construction law, Michael is well placed to act as an adjudicator under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996. He also has considerable experience in the preparation of notices of adjudication and referral notices.

Michael is able to accept instructions direct from the public to provide advice, draft documents or act as advocate and is happy to do so in all of his areas of practice.

Year of Call: 1983

Areas of Expertise
  • Adjudication
  • Arbitration
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Construction
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury
Recommendations

International Lawyer of the Year, Birmingham Law Society 2015

Memberships

Middle Temple (Blackstone Exhibitioner, Bencher)

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (President 2014, member of Mediation Panel)

Bar Council ADR Committee

TECBAR (member of Arbitration, Mediation and Adjudication Panels)

Adjudication Society (member of Adjudicator Panel)

Society of Construction Law

Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association

Professional Negligence Bar Association

British Association for Sport and Law

British Irish Commercial Bar Association

Fellow, Philippine Institute of Arbitrators

Fellow, Malaysia Institute of Arbitrators

Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators

Panel of Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration

Panel of foreign arbitrators, CIETAC

Panel of Korean Commercial Arbitration Board

Fellow, Association of Forensic & Advanced Valuation Executives

Publications

Various on arbitration and ADR for institute or in-house journals

Appointments

Recorder (Crown Court, County Court and Technology and Construction Court)

Tribunal Judge (First-tier, Social Entitlement Chamber; Valuation Tribunal)

Qualifications

BA (Hons), FCIArb

Public access trained

Qualified Dispute Resolver, accredited by the Academy of Experts

Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland

Registered practitioner with rights of audience in the DIFC Courts, Dubai

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