Nicholas Leahy

Solicitor
Medical Negligence

  • Excellent service from Osbornes throughout on a difficult clinical negligence claim. Nicholas Leahy who handled the claim was responsive and professional throughout, while also providing pragmatic advice and clear drafting.

    Client review

  • Working with Osbornes Law was the best decision I could have made. Nick was really attentive to my issue and did a very thorough job. He truly made the process headache free! Highly recommend them.

    Client review

  • Nick Leahy has been my Solicitor throughout this journey and has been absolutely amazing; kind, approachable and extremely supportive... Through some dogged determination by Nick we achieved our goal without having to go to trial. I cannot thank Nick, Stephanie and all of the team at Osbornes highly enough for achieving a very favourable settlement, the outcome of which will make a huge difference to myself and my family.

    Client review

  • 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.

    Chambers UK

  • "An excellent firm which achieves fantastic outcomes for clients."

    Legal 500 2021

  • "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."

    Legal 500 2021

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

    Legal 500 2021

  • "Stephanie Prior is very good with troubled clients and is easily able to make them feel at ease."

    Legal 500 2021

  • "Stephanie shows sensitivity and deals with things in an understanding way."

    Chambers UK 2021

  • Osbornes provides a very intimate and personal client service which is increasingly rare in this sector.

    Legal 500 2020 - Clinical Negligence

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

    Legal 500 2020 - Clinical Negligence

  • "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."

    Legal 500 2020 - Stephanie Prior

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

    Chambers UK

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

    Chambers UK

  • "The team were extremely professional in putting my needs first. There was a joined-up approach to catering for the client, and all lawyers involved were briefed and constructive."

    Chambers UK

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

    Medical Negligence Client

  • Quite simply excellent, with a highly competent and well-rounded team. They understand complex medical litigation and have been our lifesavers, and we will always owe them our immense gratitude.

    Medical Negligence Client

Insights from Nicholas VIEW ALL

  1. 23.6.2021

    NHS Plans To Centralise Patient Medical...

    Recent news coverage has highlighted the growing concern over plans by NHS Digital (which runs the NHS’s IT system)...

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  2. 29.10.2020

    Medical Negligence Case Study: Iron infusion...

    Nick Leahy, Solicitor in Osbornes Clinical Negligence team recovered damages for his client who suffered an extravasation injury following an...

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  3. 9.7.2020

    Clinical Negligence Resulting in Death – Legal...

    The loss of a loved one is an extremely distressing time for their family, made even more distressing if there...

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  4. doctor
    7.2.2020

    Why safety improvements for the placement...

    The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch has this month launched an investigation looking at the implementation of safety improvements for the...

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  5. 13.11.2019

    FAILURE TO PERFORM OBSERVATIONS LEADS TO...

    I recently acted in a claim for a fatality against West London NHS Trust for damages under the Law Reform (...

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  6. 28.6.2019

    Caring For The Most Vulnerable

    A loophole which exists in care law in England and Wales has led to concern that autistic adults are at...

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Nick's client testimonials

Excellent service from Osbornes throughout on...

Excellent service from Osbornes throughout on a difficult clinical negligence claim. Nicholas Leahy who handled the claim was responsive and professional throughout, while also providing pragmatic advice and clear drafting.

Client review

Working with Osbornes Law was the...

Working with Osbornes Law was the best decision I could have made. Nick was really attentive to my issue and did a very thorough job. He truly made the process headache free! Highly recommend them.

Client review

Nick Leahy has been my Solicitor...

Nick Leahy has been my Solicitor throughout this journey and has been absolutely amazing; kind, approachable and extremely supportive... Through some dogged determination by Nick we achieved our goal without having to go to trial. I cannot thank Nick, Stephanie and all of the team at Osbornes highly enough for achieving a very favourable settlement, the outcome of which will make a huge difference to myself and my family.

Client review

Nick’s notable cases

Nick has recently obtained the following settlements on behalf of his clients:

  • A five figure settlement in a complex gynaecological case in which our client underwent unnecessary surgery following an incorrect diagnosis. Our client suffered a serious nerve injury and a recurrence of her gynaecological symptoms. Court proceedings were issued and the Defendant denied liability however settlement was reached prior to witness evidence being exchanged.
  •  A five figure settlement in a wrongful birth case against an abortion provider, after our client missed the legal cut off date for an abortion despite presenting to the Defendant for this service at 8 weeks’ gestation. Our client recovered damages for the serious psychological injuries she suffered as a result. Court proceedings were issued following a firm denial of liability from the Defendant however a successful settlement was reached after a period of negotiation with the Defendant.
  •  £75,000 for a client who suffered a serious and permanent injury to her superficial peroneal nerve during surgery. Our client required complex treatment including a residential pain management programme. The Defendant denied liability however the case was settled at a Joint Settlement Meeting between the parties prior to court proceedings being issued.
  •  £60,000 on behalf of the Estate of a person who died following the negligent failure to make a referral to the gastroenterology department for the treatment of his gallstones. The Deceased presented to A&E 10 months later with sudden onset of abdominal pain. He was thought to have acute pancreatitis and was commenced on antibiotics however his condition then rapidly deteriorated and he passed away the following day after a cardiac arrest.

Nick's Case StudiesVIEW ALL

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    20.7.2021

    Osbornes Successfully Settle Wrongful Birth Claim

    Nicholas Leahy, clinical negligence lawyer at Osbornes Law has recently negotiated the successful settlement of a wrongful birth case. Our...

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  2. 13.7.2021

    Nick Leahy Acts For Family In...

    Nick Leahy, medical negligence solicitor at Osbornes Law was instructed to pursue a claim on behalf of the estate of...

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  3. 18.5.2021

    Failure to diagnose and treat Ogilvie’...

    Our client  suffered the consequences of a delayed diagnosis of Ogilvie’s syndrome following the birth of her daughter by...

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  4. 18.5.2021

    Failed to identify nerve damage caused...

    The Clinical Negligence team at Osbornes Law have this week successfully negotiated the settlement of a case in which our...

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