Simpson Millar expands medical negligence with partner hire


Stephanie Forman has joined Simpson Millar’s growing medical negligence team with ambitions to expand the team’s offering in Manchester.

Previously an associate with Irwin Mitchell, Stephanie boasts more than two decades in the field – having fought and won birth trauma, neonatal and still-born negligence claims on behalf of families across the country.

Throughout her career, Stephanie has led a number of clinical negligence teams – launching Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office seven years ago before relocating to the firm’s London office.

“Stephanie is an exceptionally gifted and passionate lawyer with unrivalled expertise when it comes to seeking justice for parents facing the unimaginable trauma of losing a newborn. She is an asset to the team and to our clients,” said Neil Fearn who is head of Simpson Millar’s medical negligence team.

Since she began her career in law back in 1988, Stephanie has built a practice advising on inquests, still births, neonatal deaths and birth trauma claims as well as bringing claims for people where medical professionals have failed to diagnose a cancer.

Having settled claims into millions of pounds, Stephanie is without question of the country’s leading medical negligence lawyers. But her real talent lies in her ability to see the details of each case through the eyes of her clients; to advise parents and individuals with the greatest degree of empathy and understanding.

“I have been following Simpson Millar’s expansion in the area of medical negligence with great interest and when the opportunity came to join the firm I didn’t need long to decide,” said Stephanie. “The legal profession is changing but for me and for this firm, the need to handle the most tragic claims with dignity and empathy has not and should not.”

Stephanie regularly speaks at medical negligence seminars attended by both lawyers and members of the medical profession. Her cases have been reported in the mainstream media and in specialist medico-legal journals.

A member of the Law Society’s Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel and The Action Against Medical Accidents solicitors’ panel, Stephanie is also an accredited Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

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