Steve Evans - Senior Medical Negligence Solicitor

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

  • 10th June 2024 – At the end of 2019 Ms K visited her GP on a number of occasions as she was concerned about a change in her bowel habit. In particular she visited her GP Dr Sivasubramaniam in November with a clear set of symptoms, including blood in her stool.

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  • 29th February 2024 – Ms Z died aged just 42 as a result of injuries sustained whilst being transported by Thanet Community Transport Association (“TCTA”) in November 2017.

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  • 1st February 2024 – Neuro-Behçet’s disease is a highly disabling complication of Behçet’s disease which can either cause inflammation of the brain / spinal tissue directly or inflammation and blockage of the blood supplying them.

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  • 1st September 2023 – Our client Mr M from Dover attended his GP with a lump in his abdomen which was diagnosed as a hiatus hernia by Mr Sanjoy Basu Consultant Surgeon at the One Hospital, Ashford.

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  • 3rd August 2023 – Our client Mrs M from the West Country instructed Fairweathers after experiencing a terrible ordeal following the birth of her son in May 2020.Continue reading this article