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 £5.5 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

  • 9th October 2019 – Our client’s father, Mr O, was investigated by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust at the end of 2013 because he was not well and coughing up blood. The investigations included x-rays, which unfortunately were not reported as suspicious for malignancy even though there was a clear ill-defined mass on the images.

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  • 10th July 2019 – Our client Mrs H from Canterbury gave birth to her second child in November 2013 at the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM) in Margate and post birth a lobe of placenta was noted in the lower uterus.

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  • 3rd July 2019 – Our client Mrs S from East Kent was under the care of Mr James Ritchie (Consultant Orthopedic surgeon). She decided to have a right total ankle replacement in 2012 because her right ankle was significantly symptomatic and it was interfering with her day to day life.

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  • 1st July 2019 – Our Client Mrs T from East Kent had a kidney transplantation from her sister at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in May 2014. Unfortunately the transplantation failed due to errors made by a locum anesthetist both in the anesthetic room and during surgery. The donor kidney was removed and re-implanted during the operation because it was not well perfused and by the end Mrs T had been overloaded with fluid. Indeed her pupils were noted to have been fixed and dilated indicating brain injury.

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  • 1st June 2019 – Our client Mrs T from Whitstable suffered Deep Vein Thrombosis (“DVT”) shortly after giving birth on 8th July 2013.

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