Steve Evans

In brief

I am a Senior Solicitor in the Medical Negligence Department. I have over 20 years experience as a Personal Injury Solicitor and joined Fairweathers in March 2013.

In the past

I studied History and International Relations at the University of St Andrews before taking my Common Professional Exam and Law Society finals at the College of Law in London.

I completed my training as a Solicitor in Oxford, then worked for many years on the Defendant side of the personal injury market.

I worked for over a decade in senior positions (Partner and Team Leader) at Badhams Law including Head of Department, in-house, at RSA Legal in the early 00s.

I joined Rosenblatt Solicitors in 2007 to take up a senior position in spearheading the group action against the MOD brought by the ‘Atomic Veterans Litigation Group’.

These are former servicemen who were present on Christmas Island when atomic testing was carried out by the British Government in the 1950s and 1960s.

Years later, many have suffered with cancer and other serious health problems believed to be related to the radiation exposure.

My work for these clients’, over nearly 5 years, at Rosenblatt, involved leading a large team and dealing with complex litigation in the High Court and on appeal in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. I consider it an honour to have represented this client group.

Following this, I worked at Hogan Lovells International on Ionising Radiation cases for appeals in the First Tier Tribunal, War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Chamber, again on behalf of Veterans.

In work

My work is now almost exclusively medical negligence based although I also deal with some high value personal injury claims, particularly those arising from accidents at work.

My medical caseload covers a wide spectrum although I have a particular interest and experience in dealing with cancer cases including delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, missed diagnosis, misreporting of cytology or biopsies, inadequate or poorly performed surgery / biopsies. Sadly, these cases often involve my representing families who have lost loved ones.

Since joining Fairweathers, I have secured more than £3 million in compensation for clients of the firm.

Industry associations

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

In my spare time

I am married with three young children (all boys) who very much keep my wife and I occupied.

I enjoy a variety of sports including cricket, golf, skiing, cycling and football (although these days more of my time is spent watching my children play sport than as a participant myself!)

I am a season ticket holder at Chelsea and a member of Ashford RFC.

I have been lucky enough to travel widely to countries including Mediterranean, North America and North/West Africa.

Favourite things

  • Film: I have a top three- in no particular order- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Chariots of Fire and The Graduate
  • Album: Abbey Road by The Beatles
  • Place in the world: French Alps
  • Place in England: Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire borders
  • Food: Curry

TESTIMONIALS

  • Thank you for all the help you gave us in fighting my negligence case. Hopefully now we can try to rebuild our lives and gain some peace of mind while moving on best we can. (Mr J, West Sussex)

  • Stephen Evans provided the perfect support to me at a very stressful and harrowing time. The service I received was friendly and professional at all times. Thank you! (Mrs L, Anon)

  • Very grateful to you all & can’t thank you enough especially for the fact that my lovely daughter knew you had got a good result for her, before she went. That was such a big thing for my extremely brave friend. Thank you for all your efforts. (Mrs G, Kent)

  • You (Steve) handled the case in an exemplary way. (Mr B, Nr Ashford).

  • All the team at Fairweathers were fantastic from start to finish of my case, very helpful personal service. I don’t know how you improve on a great service. (Mr W, Faversham).