Osbornes expands Medical Negligence team with new senior hire

12 Sep 2023

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Osbornes Law has appointed medical negligence specialist Josie Robinson to further strengthen the team that has grown to ten strong under the leadership of Stephanie Prior.

With over 20-years’ experience, Josie joins from another leading firm where she spent several years handling serious and complex medical negligence claims with a focus on pelvic mesh cases.

Having originally practiced as a physiotherapist for more than ten years, Josie retrained in 1997 and is a regular speaker at medical conferences, utilising her previous clinician training to help other medical experts.

Stephanie Prior, the head of our Medical Negligence team says: “We are delighted to welcome Josie to the team at Osbornes where she will undoubtedly help us continue our recent growth in this practice area. Having worked alongside Josie at Anthony Gold, I’m also personally thrilled to reconnect with her and bring her expertise and client focused commitment to the team at Osbornes.”

Josie says: “I am excited to have joined Osbornes as it feels a great fit for me in every way. I’m also happy to be reunited with Stephanie, and with Jodie Newton who I worked with previously at Hudgells. Having worked as a sole practitioner for a number of years where a client-first mentality was hugely important, it’s great to be back in an environment where that is paramount. I look forward to building on the growth Stephanie has achieved and am eager to expand our roster of clients with pelvic mesh cases as this is a hugely important area to me, where too many clients are still underrepresented.”

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    • Stephanie takes on very tricky cases and battles them. She gets the results as well.

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    • Stephanie is absolutely fantastic. She works incredibly hard for her clients and has a great deal of compassion.

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    • Stephanie is approachable and a pleasure to work with.

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    • Stephanie Prior works extremely hard to achieve the best outcomes for her clients

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    • Stephanie has the respect of opponents and is tenacious.

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    • Stephanie knows entirely how to run a case with thoroughness and dedication, she identifies issues early and deals with them efficiently

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    • Stephanie totally gets the detail, she's very pragmatic, she works out what matters and what needs to be done. She's very good at giving the right advice.

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    • Stephanie Prior leads the team with real experience and commitment to her clients. Able to spot a good case early on and see it through to conclusion.

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    • Stephanie Prior leads a strong and competent team.

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    • With 10 years of experience as a registered general nurse, stephanie is well placed to support clients through complex and sensitive claims.

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    • Stephanie Prior ‘leads the team with real experience and commitment to her clients’

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    • Stephanie Prior is head of the clinical negligence department at Osbornes Law. She acts on a wide range of issues, including claims for brain injuries sustained at birth and delays in diagnosis. She frequently represents clients in fatal claims involving surgical error.

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    • "She is very inventive in the way she approaches difficult problems."

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    • "She is fantastic - pragmatic and has her clients' backs."

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    • "Stephanie Prior is highly respected in the marketplace, with a great wealth of experience, superb judgment and medical knowledge that is second to none."

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    • "Stephanie knows her way effortlessly around any clinical negligence issue and has a great strategic mind."

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    • "I know [we have] expressed our appreciation, but I also wanted to thank you for all your hard work, time and patience in pursuing mum’s claim through to a successful outcome - your kind and professional approach was genuinely appreciated."

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    • “May I take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and true compassion in yet another very tough year of representation on the behalf of my wife. I certainly must say you did it all with amazing stamina and positivity which regenerated my self-esteem…. You honestly eased the pain and I can see a healing process ahead.”

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    • Stephanie has developed a particularly strong reputation for her handling of birth injury claims, as well as cases concerning surgical negligence and delays in surgery.

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    • "Stephanie Prior takes on complex cases and gets excellent results. She has a background in medicine which serves her clients well and is a realistic but tough litigator."

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    • "Stephanie Prior is hugely dedicated, adored by her clients, tenacious, efficient and extremely knowledgeable."

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    • The lawyers in the team are highly experienced and will drive cases very hard on behalf of their clients.

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    • "Stephanie Prior has a realistic attitude to the complexities of the cases. She wins the trust of her clients and goes the extra mile to ensure they get the best outcomes."

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    • Stephanie’s background in medicine gives her an ability to read between the lines where medical records and expert evidence are concerned and is a great asset.

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    • "Her knowledge base is second to none and her understanding of the litigation process stands out, as does her ability to work collaboratively."

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    • "Stephanie Prior... manages a varied caseload, including obstetric claims, child and adult brain injury cases and fatal and non-fatal spinal cord injury cases."

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    • "Stephanie is experienced, knowledgeable of all aspects of clinical negligence work, and strategic in running cases."

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    • Stephanie Prior is always very professional and kind. Highly recommended.

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    • Stephanie Prior is ‘very warm’ and ‘caring’, and an ‘exceptional professional’.

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    • Stephanie Prior continues to receive widespread praise from clients, who state that she explains the legal aspects of the case very clearly, and she is also a caring person who handles cases on a personal level.

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