Hugh Johnson

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Practice Areas

Hugh specialises in complex healthcare claims, particularly those involving spinal cord injury. He solely undertakes claimant clinical negligence claims, whether against the NHS or private healthcare providers. He has substantial experience of spinal claims and the complications arising from such injuries, as well as with regard to issues arising from the provision of healthcare insurance cover, indemnification and recovery.

An increasing part of Hugh’s practice includes substandard management of mental health conditions and injuries associated with the failure to protect the claimant from harm.

Matters on which Hugh has acted include AP v Lawes, where the claimant claimed earnings losses in excess of £2m following substandard abdominal surgery.


Hugh joined Stewarts in 2008 having trained and worked at a large regional firm for four years, undertaking a broad range of injury and healthcare claims.

Professional Memberships

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and The Royal Society of Medicine.

He is accredited APIL Litigator.

Hugh was elected secretary of the APIL Spinal Injury Special Interest Group in 2014 before being appointed the group co-ordinator in August 2018.


Hugh has spoken at the GovToday Social Care Conference and chaired sessions of the APIL Advanced Brain and Spinal Injuries Conferences.