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Stephen McNamara

Manchester, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Clinical Negligence
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Clinical Negligence - Northern (Bar)

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Stephen McNamara
Stephen McNamara has particular expertise in psychiatric harm cases and claims brought under the Human Rights Act 1998, alongside a broader practice that includes complex spinal cases and failure to diagnose claims. His experience extends to claims relating to lifelong disabilities as a result of clinical negligence. He has acted in cases before the Court of Appeal.
Strengths: "He has an excellent manner with clients and is great at resolving complicated issues and advising on difficult points of law." "He is meticulous in his approach and has a great eye for detail so all evidence is tested at each stage of the case. He is great with clients and experts, and his medical knowledge is excellent. He is able to respond to evidence as it arises in conference and is a skilled negotiator at joint settlement meetings."
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Practice Areas

Stephen practises in clinical negligence and serious personal injury, acting for Claimants and Defendants. He is instructed by many of the leading national firms. His clinical negligence practice spans the areas of surgical and pharmaceutical negligence, misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis, dental negligence, inappropriate treatment and failure to obtain informed consent, amongst others. Stephen is regularly instructed in complex and high-value cases and is experienced in leading and managing a large team of experts. He is known for his ability to establish a rapport with clients, to provide them with clear advice and for his detailed and thorough approach to testing expert evidence in conference. Stephen has particular experience of claims involving suicide arising as the result of negligent psychiatric treatment, including claims advanced under the Human Rights Act 1998. In addition, he has conducted a large number of complex and lengthy Article 2 compliant inquests, both with a jury and without. Stephen is also instructed in claims for serious personal injury arising from accidents in the workplace, on the highway and at other premises, and those caused by defective products and road traffic collisions.

Career

Year of Call: 2008 University: London School of Economics and Political Science Degree: BSc Government (2:1) Awards: Anthony Bessemer Clark Scholarship (Graduate Diploma in Law) Goldie Award (Bar Vocational Course) St James' Chambers Award (for highest advocacy results on the Bar Vocational Course at Manchester Metropolitan University).

Professional Memberships

Gray's Inn Personal Injury Bar Association Northern and North Eastern Circuits.

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