Steve Evans

In brief

I am a Senior Solicitor in the Medical Negligence Department. I have over 25 years experience as a Personal Injury Solicitor and joined Fairweathers in March 2013 where my main focus is clinical negligence work.

In the past

I obtained a degree in History and International Relations at the University of St Andrews before studying law.

I worked for many years on the Defendant side of the personal injury market in senior positions (Partner and Team Leader) at Badhams Law and as Head of Department 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’.

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

Besides medical negligence cases, 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.

I also investigate claims involving cardiac, respiratory, vascular, urological and neurological injuries as well as birth injuries.

Having taken many cases to trial my real strength is litigation work, focusing on gathering the evidence required to win cases, all the while taking the pressure of the client.

Since joining Fairweathers, I have secured more than £8 million in compensation for clients of the firm.

Industry associations

Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA).

In my spare time

I am married with three children (all boys) who very much keep my wife and I occupied.
These days I am an occasional sportsman and enjoy cricket, golf and skiing.

In fact, more of my time is spent watching my boys play for Ashford RFC and Ashford Hockey Club at venues across Kent.

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

News about Steve Evans and his cases

  • 1st June 2022 – Our client Mrs D’s husband was admitted to Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford in September 2018 with suspected aspiration pneumonia. Unfortunately due to a combination of reasons including incorrect labelling of imaging and failure to use a chest drain safety check list a drain was inserted on the wrong side. Our client’s husband subsequently developed sepsis and sadly died within days. Continue reading this article

  • 27th May 2022 – Our client Mr B was told he needed an urgent coronary angioplasty after having a diagnostic angiogram in November 2015. Continue reading this article

  • 30th November 2021 – Our client, a young female from Herne Bay underwent an echocardiogram in 2012 which identified left bundle branch block and reduced ejection fraction in her left ventricle (35%) which was not acted on by the reviewing physician Dr Barton of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.Continue reading this article

  • 31st July 2021 – In August 2015, our client’s brother, Mr H, was feeling generally unwell and had swollen testes. He saw the GP at his local surgery, Minster Medical Group, Sheerness, Kent and prostatitis was suspected.Continue reading this article

  • 5th March 2021

    In brief

    Steve Evans discusses the use of video surveillance evidence by Defendants and reflects on his success in roundly defeating the tactic in the recent case of Kilby where the defence was ordered to pay indemnity costsContinue reading this article