Stephanie Prior

Partner
Medical Negligence

  • “Her level of detail in dealing with cases is forensic.”

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

  • "She has represented victims in a number of high-profile cases."

    Chambers UK 2023

  • 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.

    Chambers UK 2023

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

    Chambers UK 2023

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

    Chambers UK 2023

  • "Stephanie Prior is totally committed to her work and her clients."

    Chambers UK 2023

  • "Stephanie Prior is very passionate about her clients."

    Chambers UK 2023

  • "Her level of detail in dealing with cases is forensic."

    Chambers UK 2023

  • "Stephanie Prior is very empathetic and practical, she gets to the heart of a case quickly."

    Legal 500 2023

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

    Legal 500 2023

  • "Stephanie Prior and Jodi Newton are both superb. They always have the client at the centre of everything they do, they’re approachable, down to earth and dedicated."

    Legal 500 2023

  • "Stephanie has always shown great judgment and common sense whilst building valuable relationships with her opponents."

    Legal 500 2023

  • "Stephanie Prior is a standout solicitor."

    Legal 500 2023

  • "Stephanie Prior is an experienced lawyer with immense knowledge of her specialism, which allows her to run her cases with strategic precision."

    Legal 500 2023

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

    Legal 500 2023

  • "She works tirelessly for her clients and is incredibly focused on their needs. Attention to detail is key and she is meticulous."

    Chambers UK 2022

  • "She's a very committed lawyer and always has the best interest of the client at heart."

    Chambers UK 2022

  • "Stephanie Prior is excellent to deal with. She keeps everything up to date and works extremely hard for the clients and their families."

    Chambers UK 2022

  • Stephanie Prior is very experienced, with an encyclopaedic medical knowledge. Fights tooth and nail for her clients.

    Legal 500 2022

  • Stephanie Prior is a first-rate clinical negligence specialist whose industry, great experience and medical background put her in an exceptional class.

    Legal 500 2022

  • Stephanie Prior is a superb senior practitioner with an accurate eye for the nub of a case and an acute sense of the merit of any claim.

    Legal 500 2022

  • A very experienced team headed up by the wonderful Stephanie Prior, who has a fantastic reputation in the marketplace.

    Legal 500 2022

  • "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."

    Client review

  • “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.”

    Client

  • 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

  • "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

  • 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’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.

    Legal 500 20202 - Stephanie Prior

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

    Chambers UK

  • "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

  • "Key team members include the approachable, compassionate and efficient Stephanie Prior."

    The Legal 500

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

    Medical Negligence Client

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

    Legal 500

  • 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.

    Chambers UK

Stephanie's 2023 directory testimonials

Stephanie Prior is head of the...

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.

Chambers UK 2023

"She is very inventive in the...

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

Chambers UK 2023

"She is fantastic - pragmatic and...

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

Chambers UK 2023

"Stephanie Prior is totally committed to...

"Stephanie Prior is totally committed to her work and her clients."

Chambers UK 2023

"Stephanie Prior is very passionate about...

"Stephanie Prior is very passionate about her clients."

Chambers UK 2023

"Her level of detail in dealing...

"Her level of detail in dealing with cases is forensic."

Chambers UK 2023

"Stephanie Prior is very empathetic and...

"Stephanie Prior is very empathetic and practical, she gets to the heart of a case quickly."

Legal 500 2023

"Stephanie Prior is highly respected in...

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

Legal 500 2023

"Stephanie Prior and Jodi Newton are...

"Stephanie Prior and Jodi Newton are both superb. They always have the client at the centre of everything they do, they’re approachable, down to earth and dedicated."

Legal 500 2023

"Stephanie has always shown great judgment...

"Stephanie has always shown great judgment and common sense whilst building valuable relationships with her opponents."

Legal 500 2023

"Stephanie Prior is a standout solicitor."

"Stephanie Prior is a standout solicitor."

Legal 500 2023

"Stephanie Prior is an experienced lawyer...

"Stephanie Prior is an experienced lawyer with immense knowledge of her specialism, which allows her to run her cases with strategic precision."

Legal 500 2023

"Stephanie knows her way effortlessly around...

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

Legal 500 2023

Accreditations

  • Times best law firms 2023
  • legal 500 leading firm

Stephanie is a ranked lawyer in Chambers UK Guide

"She has represented victims in a...

"She has represented victims in a number of high-profile cases."

Chambers UK 2023

"She works tirelessly for her clients...

"She works tirelessly for her clients and is incredibly focused on their needs. Attention to detail is key and she is meticulous."

Chambers UK 2022

"She's a very committed lawyer and...

"She's a very committed lawyer and always has the best interest of the client at heart."

Chambers UK 2022

"Stephanie Prior is excellent to deal...

"Stephanie Prior is excellent to deal with. She keeps everything up to date and works extremely hard for the clients and their families."

Chambers UK 2022

"Stephanie shows sensitivity and deals with...

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

Chambers UK 2021

"Her knowledge base is second to...

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

Chambers UK

"Stephanie Prior... manages a varied caseload,...

"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...

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

Chambers UK

Stephanie's Case StudiesVIEW ALL

  1. 1.8.2022

    Successful settlement for birth injury that led to...

    Stephanie Prior’s case relating to the death of Gabriela Pintilie has settled and has been approved by the High...

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  2. 23.3.2022

    Nerve injury following bowel surgery

    Stephanie Prior was instructed in a claim against Luton & Dunstable University Hospital where our client sustained an injury to...

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  3. 14.2.2022

    Recent birth injury cases

    Osbornes Law specialises in helping families who have suffered a birth injury. We have represented families who have suffered the...

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  4. 31.1.2022

    Recent fatal medical negligence cases

    Osbornes Law specialises in helping families who have suffered a fatality due to inadequate medical care. Our specialist team is...

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  5. 31.1.2022

    Recent Brain Injury Client Stories

    Osbornes Law specialises in helping families who have suffered a brain injury as a result of medical negligence. Our specialist...

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  6. heart monitor
    4.1.2022

    Five-figure Compensation for Cardiac Negligence

    In this cardiac negligence claim, we were instructed by a 42-year-old Polish man who had attended the Accident and Emergency...

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  7. negotiation
    4.1.2022

    6 Figure Settlement For Heart Attack Claim

    In this cardiac claim, we were instructed by the widow of a 55-year-old man, who had complained of chest pain...

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  8. white rose
    1.12.2021

    Maternity claim for fatality following caesarean section

    Stephanie Prior is acting for a gentleman whose wife died after she had a caesarean section. The claim is on...

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  9. stethoscope
    1.12.2021

    Stillbirth client story

    Stephanie Prior is currently acting for a young woman who was admitted to hospital and left for significant periods of...

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  10. 5.8.2021

    Vulnerable man suffers stroke after carers fail to...

    Grandfather who almost dies after ‘negligent’ care receives £900,000 settlement A grandfather who had a stroke and almost died when carers...

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  11. doctor
    13.7.2021

    Substandard care by GP

    Stephanie Prior acted on behalf of J in connection with a claim relating to substandard care by her GP. The...

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  12. hospital monitor
    13.7.2021

    Substandard Nursing Care

    Stephanie Prior acted on behalf of Mr G DA in connection with a claim relating to substandard nursing care by...

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  13. 18.5.2021

    Surgical Negligence claim

    The Clinical Negligence team at Osbornes Law have many years’ experience of representing patients who have been injured as a...

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  14. 18.5.2021

    Neurological pressure sore injury claim

    Our client (Mr B) was admitted to hospital following a neurological injury. One of his pressure sores was at the...

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  15. 18.5.2021

    Orthopaedic injury: LR v Basildon and Thurrock University...

    Our client LR was 69 years old had a fall at home and was taken to the A&E Department...

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  16. 18.5.2021

    Seven figure settlement for brain injury

    F sustained a brain injury leaving her with severely impaired mobility and wheelchair dependent. In November 2013, F, 76, tripped and fell...

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  17. 18.5.2021

    Emergency services failed to attend to a 999 call...

    Stephanie Prior acted for J, who was a dependent of C his partner. C suffered from epileptic seizures as a...

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  18. hospital monitor
    18.5.2021

    Fatality of child caused by incorrect diagnosis

    KRB was born in 2000 and was a patient at Whipp’s Cross Hospital. In the Autumn of 2014 he was feeling...

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  19. 18.5.2021

    Erb’s palsy injury caused by well-know private...

    Our solicitor secured Erb’s palsy injury compensation against a well-known obstetrician who works for the country’s best-known private...

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  20. 18.5.2021

    Erb’s Palsy injury suffered during delivery

    Our solicitor acted for a boy who suffered an Erb’s Palsy injury during delivery, due to the midwife’s...

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  21. 18.5.2021

    Injury Caused During Treatment

    Our medical negligence solicitors were instructed to pursue a claim against Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Trust for injury caused...

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  22. 18.5.2021

    Failure to diagnose acute myocardial infarction

    Medical negligence solicitor Stephanie Prior instructed to bring a claim against North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust on behalf of...

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  23. 11.10.2019

    Mum had stillborn baby after being sent home

    A young mum has spoken of the horror of having her child stillborn after she was sent home twice by...

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  24. Ambulance
    29.4.2019

    Successful Claim After Ambulance Delay

    Stephanie Prior, Head of Medical Negligence acted for J, who was a dependent of C his partner. C suffered from...

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Stephanie’s Notable Cases

Stephanie Prior has recently settled clinical negligence claims relating to;

  • a failure to operate on a bleed in the brain in a timely fashion on a woman in her 70’s and the client received a seven figure damages award;
  • a claim relating to the death of a 42 year old man following the failure of A & E to diagnose his myocardial infarction and admit him to hospital which led to his death several hours later. The case settled for a six figure sum;
  • a claim relating to the death of a 29 year old woman due to an ambulance not being dispatched to her home which led to her death. Her partner and daughter received a six figure damages settlement;
  • a claim relating to the failure to diagnose and treat a fracture hip in a woman in her 60’s for seven weeks which led to a five figure damages settlement;
  • a claim relating to a failure of carers to attend to a man in his 60’s which led to him not taking his medication and him suffering a cerebrovascular accident (stroke) and left him with debilitating injuries. The case settled for £900,000;
  • a claim relating to failure to provide mental health treatment in a timely fashion which led to the suicide of a man in his late 50’s. The partner and child of the deceased were awarded a six figure settlement sum

Stephanie is currently investigating many fatal cases; brain injury cases, cardiac and ophthalmology cases as well as other cases against GPs, private doctors and the NHS, involving adults and children.

Steph's Legal 500 testimonials

Stephanie Prior is very experienced, with...

Stephanie Prior is very experienced, with an encyclopaedic medical knowledge. Fights tooth and nail for her clients.

Legal 500 2022

Stephanie Prior is a first-rate clinical...

Stephanie Prior is a first-rate clinical negligence specialist whose industry, great experience and medical background put her in an exceptional class.

Legal 500 2022

Stephanie Prior is a superb senior...

Stephanie Prior is a superb senior practitioner with an accurate eye for the nub of a case and an acute sense of the merit of any claim.

Legal 500 2022

A very experienced team headed up...

A very experienced team headed up by the wonderful Stephanie Prior, who has a fantastic reputation in the marketplace.

Legal 500 2022

"Stephanie Prior takes on complex cases...

"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...

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

Legal 500 2021

"Stephanie Prior is very good with...

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

Legal 500 2021

Insights from StephanieVIEW ALL

  1. 21.9.2022

    Are maternity services safe? – Part 2

    In April last year I wrote a piece about government setting up a taskforce to look into why there are...

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  2. 9.8.2022

    New interactive rating tool reveals NHS wait times...

    Amidst record-breaking heatwaves and a lengthy patient waiting list due to COVID backlogs, it is not surprising that this summer...

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  3. 29.6.2022

    Nottingham Maternity: Donna Ockenden to Chair Independent Inquiry

    An interim report on the state of maternity services at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has just been released. However,...

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  4. 28.4.2022

    Calls for Public Inquiry into Vaginal Mesh Surgery

    A leading professor from the University of Oxford has called for a public inquiry into the use of vaginal mesh...

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  5. 6.4.2022

    Stephanie Prior Comments on the Ockenden ‘Maternity Scandal’...

    Following the publication of the Ockenden Report, an independent review of maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust,...

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  6. Explaining NHS Never Events
    5.4.2022

    NHS Gynaecology waiting lists rise due to coronavirus

    It has been reported today in the press that as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, gynaecology waiting lists in...

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  7. 23.2.2022

    Record high waiting lists put cancer patient lives...

    In early January 2022 there were nearly six million people in England waiting for routine operations and treatment: a record high....

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  8. Neglijenta medicala spital din UK
    23.2.2022

    Women from ethnic minorities experience worse maternity care

    It has been reported today that the government has set up a new task force to look into why there...

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  9. 18.1.2022

    Basildon hospital maternity unit still needs improvements

    A Channel 4 News investigation into the maternity scandal at Basildon Hospital, which is part of the Mid & South Essex...

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  10. 23.11.2021

    Longer wait for ambulances endangering lives

    According to recent NHS figures, in October this year patients in England who were presenting with potential heart attacks or...

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  11. 18.11.2021

    How do I obtain my GP medical records...

    If you want to obtain copies of your medical records from your GP or the hospital where you have been...

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  12. 17.11.2021

    NICE revises guidelines on Induced labour

    Most babies are born naturally at around 40 weeks gestation. However, some pregnancies continue for longer. According to data from the...

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  13. Ambulance vehicles at the Royal London Hospital
    28.9.2021

    Ambulance Delays Affecting Rapid Patient Treatment

    In 2017, the Secretary of State for Health accepted the new ambulance performance standards recommended by NHS England, meaning that the 11...

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  14. Elderly woman hold smartphone feels disappointed by received bad news
    28.9.2021

    NHS Waiting Lists Impacting Patient Diagnosis

    With waiting lists for NHS England at an all-time high, there is an increased risk that life-threatening conditions are not...

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  15. man texting to complain
    25.9.2021

    Can I Complain About Substandard Medical Treatment?

    Most people have positive experiences with medical professionals and are satisfied with the medical treatment they receive. However, in some...

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  16. maternity hospital
    25.9.2021

    Compensation for Negligence in Maternity Cases

    According to the UK’s National Audit Office, the cost to the NHS of medical negligence compensation is currently sitting...

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  17. 20.7.2021

    Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

    The HSIB (Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch) is an independent organisation made up of a team of investigators and analysts whose...

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  18. nurse in hospital
    23.6.2021

    Impacted Fetal Head During Labour: Maternity Negligence

    According to the World Health Organisation, labour is considered obstructed when the fetus cannot progress along the birth canal, despite...

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  19. 15.4.2021

    Patient Safety Incident Response Framework

    What is the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) According to the NHS website, the PSIRF is a key part...

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  20. stethoscope
    25.3.2021

    Delays in removing Ureteric Stents

    In February 2020, the Health Care Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) published an interim bulletin in relation to the ‘Unplanned delayed removal...

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  21. 11.3.2021

    NHS Delays Exacerbated by Covid Crisis

    Even before the Coronavirus hit the UK, NHS waiting lists were a common topic of exposition in the media. However,...

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  22. stethescope
    6.11.2020

    Claims Against Basildon Hospital

    At Osbornes our specialist medical negligence solicitors represent a number of women who have been affected by poor maternity care...

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  23. queue of people in london
    27.10.2020

    When is a referral urgent?

    What is a referral and how is it arranged? Patients are entitled to ask to be referred for specialist treatment...

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  24. blue water
    13.10.2020

    Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay & Leave

    Pregnancy and childbirth can be a very exciting but anxious time for both parents.  The uncertainty and the anticipation of...

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