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Why choose us

We’ve long been recognised as the leading spinal cord injury law firm in the UK, having specialised in the field for more than 25 years. We deal exclusively with catastrophic injury cases – all our clients’ cases are valued at more than £1 million.

Our team has been ranked No.1 by Chambers and The Legal 500 for almost 20 years. We act for more clients with spinal cord injury than any other law firm in the UK. And our reputation for dealing with complex cases has sustained the trust of leading medical professionals.

Acting for you during tough times

Suffering a serious injury is devastating. It can be a traumatic time as you come to terms with the impact of your accident. Our role is to secure the best possible future for you and your family. 

Unlike other law firms, we only act for clients who have sustained serious life-changing injuries, in particular spinal cord injuries. Our lawyers handle a very small number of cases to ensure that they give your claim the attention it deserves. Our goal is to help our clients lead full and active lives.

Our services

We’ve acted for clients with spinal cord injuries for more than 25 years and, over that time, have established relationships with many of the nation’s specialist spinal injury units. We’ve also acted for hundreds of clients with spinal injuries, and seen first-hand the fantastic work Spinal Injuries Association does for those with spinal injuries. We’re pleased to play our part in supporting the wider spinal cord injury community

We have 28 expert lawyers across two offices who all specialise in spinal cord injury cases. Our lawyers only ever have 10 to 12 clients at any one time, to ensure we can dedicate the necessary time to you. 

Visit our website to find out more about how they can help you or your family after a spinal injury or clinical negligence claim.

Free legal service

As well as bringing compensation claims for clients who’ve sustained a spinal cord injury, we provide a free and comprehensive legal service as part of its commitment to help all people with a serious injury.

We have developed our legal service to support patients and their families at a time when independent legal support is most needed but often hard to find.

Over the last 10 years we’ve provided this free service to patients at a number of NHS Trusts, including major trauma and rehabilitation hospitals. We have now extended that service to reach patients being treated in any UK trauma or rehab centre.

We’ll provide you with advice without obligation, for however long it takes to resolve the issue. Our support is available regardless of the circumstances of your accident and regardless of whether you have a personal injury claim.

We have expertise in securing funding for rehabilitation both through the compensation claims process and through the NHS. We also have arrangements with private rehabilitation centres to provide instant access to rehabilitation in appropriate cases.

The legal service is provided by Stewarts’ pro-bono team as part of our commitment to help people with serious injury. The service offers free advice to patients when they need it most.


Client testimonial: Kirsty’s story

Watch our film on how Kirsty was injured when concrete from a shopfront fell on her while she was out shopping.

After my injury, I didn’t think I could have children, now I have my baby boy. It shows that no matter what life throws at you, life doesn’t have to change.

Kirsty, our client

After Steve’s accident and all the emotion that goes with it, the support of the free legal service team was very reassuring and supportive. The personal touch and the information given when so many life changing decisions needed to be made was comforting

Steve and Elaine Wright, clients

To find out more about the support we’ve given our clients, visit our testimonials page here.

Meet the team

Clare has secured over £130 million in compensation for her clients since joining Stewarts. She is recognised in
legal directories for her skill, expertise and empathy in dealing with complex catastrophic injury claims.

Charles Edwards

Charles is a very experienced lawyer who thrives in making a difference to his clients, particular those with spinal cord injuries. He has experience in dealing with a variety of types of claims, covering road traffic accidents, accidents at work and accidents in public places. Over the course of his career, he has secured over £180 million on behalf of his clients.

Robert Dransfield

Robert assists clients with catastrophic injuries arising from clinical negligence. He has a particular expertise in high-value spinal cord injury and brain injury claims.

Kara is responsible for the provision of a free, wideranging legal advice service for those affected by serious injury. Kara’s expertise lies in catastrophic personal injury claims, including  spinal cord injuries.