Areas of specialism
High value personal injury.
Expertise and key strengths
I specialise in dealing with high value and complex cases involving brain injuries, spinal injuries, pain disorders and amputation claims, amongst other things. In order to manage this, I have excellent organisational skills and a fine attention to detail. I have a good rapport with my clients and I pride myself on making sure that my clients feel supported throughout the claims process.
After graduating with a degree in law and business, I began working for a local firm as a Trainee Legal Executive. I remained with that company for three years before moving on to a firm based in York. Whilst working in York, I qualified as a Legal Executive and began studying to become a solicitor, and I was admitted to the Roll in 2005. I remained in York until 2010 when I moved to Hudgell Solicitors, gradually dealing with more complex matters. I also head up a team of four other fee earners within the personal injury department, providing advice and supervision over their caseloads.
Proudest professional achievement: Qualifying as a solicitor whilst working full time and bringing up a young family. I was extremely proud to have been involved in an accident at work case whereby my client had his left leg trapped between two forklift trucks as a result of his employers’ negligence. He suffered life changing injuries and was restricted in his mobility to the extent that he was unable to work again. I was pleased to secure a substantial compensation package to allow the client to change his accommodation to single storey, which suited his new needs.
“My solicitor, Leanne Stephenson, kept me updated and informed of all stages of my claim. She was professional and focussed and, as a result, I have had the upmost confidence in her skill and knowledge base, bringing my claim to a fruitful conclusion. I would recommend your services to anyone.”
“Very straightforward and dealt with well.”
“I was well informed throughout my claim and was happy with the service I received.”
Qualifications and professional memberships
- Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Accredited Litigator