Clare Stevens

Position: Director

Phone: 01625 547496

Email: clare.stevens@hmsolicitors.co.uk

Profile

Clare studied law at Sheffield University where she also completed the Legal Practice Course. She then went on to train and qualify as a Solicitor at a large Manchester city centre practice specialising in personal injury .

Clare joined Hilary Meredith Solicitors in 2007 where she was promoted to Partner in 2010 and now sits on the Board as a Director. She now works exclusively for claimants specialising in serious injury cases, including traumatic brain injury and spinal injury cases, for both adults and children. She has successfully won millions of pounds in compensation for her clients with the largest settlement to date being in excess of £5million.

She has considerable experience in a range of personal injury claims including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, fatal accidents, public liability and criminal injuries .

Clare has particular expertise in dealing with claims against the Ministry of Defence and heads the firm’s military team.  She acts in cases arising from accidents whilst deployed, during training and peace keeping operations; claims under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and Criminal Injuries Compensation (Overseas) Scheme including appeals under both schemes.

She also represents families at inquests to help them establish the facts surrounding the loss of their loved one and has acted in many high profile military and non-military inquests.

In 2011 Clare’s department won Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team of the Year and were Finalists in Pro Bono Team of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2011.

Clare has been highlighted as “impressing” by the Legal 500 2013.

Memberships

The Law Society

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Reported cases

Sims  v Carruthers (1) , Leigh (Deceased) (2) & Microlight School (Lichfield) Ltd (3) LTL 18/10/2013

Testimonials

Mr Paul Case: “Very good service from Clare, Hannah and the team. A very good outcome and I will be recommending yourselves to other servicemen and veterans”

Mr M Reynolds: “I would like to thank Clare Stevens and Hilary Meredith [Solicitors] in general, so very much for the advice, help and support that you have given us over the last 2 years. It has been really invaluable and without it we would have been very much wandering undirected in unknown territory”

Mrs S: “From the first meeting with Clare Stevens in 2009 we have been advised and guided through the mass of information and thoroughly looked after with professionalism, compassion and personal care.”

Counsel: David Knifton  “Clare Stevens, whose calm mastery of complex cases never fails to impress, and who is currently involved in ground-breaking litigation involving the provision of inadequately armoured vehicles to troops serving in Afghanistan”

Counsel: Amanda Yip QC  “It is a pleasure to work with Clare Stevens. In addition to being a good and efficient lawyer, she displays great empathy and understanding and quickly builds an excellent rapport with clients”.

Emma Norton, Liberty: I wanted to email you my congratulations on the outcome you achieved in relation to the inquest into the death of Corporal James Dunsby this week. It was a great result and I am sure you and your client must be really pleased with the Coroner’s verdict and recommendations”.

Chris Barnes, Exchange Chambers: Clare, congratulations on the result you obtained at the inquest – pretty ringing criticisms of the MOD”.

At home

At home, Clare enjoys spending time with her young family and friends, gardening and travel.