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Slater & Gordon Partner joins Leigh Day in Manchester

Medical negligence specialist Stephen Jones joins the Manchester office of Leigh Day as partner

Posted on 30 October 2015

Law firm Leigh Day have announced the appointment of medical negligence specialist Stephen Jones as a Partner based in their Manchester office.

Former head of medical negligence at Pannone in Manchester, and Clinical Negligence National Practice Development Leader for Slater & Gordon after it acquired the Pannone practice, Stephen is described as ‘outstanding’ in the latest edition of the independent directory, The Legal 500.

He will be joining the top ranked clinical negligence team at Leigh Day from 2nd November 2015.

Chambers and Partners, in their latest guide to the UK legal market, describe Stephen as a specialist in representing claimants with brain injuries sustained through medical negligence. One source told the guide: “He is very bright; he doesn't miss anything.”

Russell Levy, head of clinical negligence at Leigh Day welcomed the appointment, saying: “I am delighted that Stephen has chosen to join our team at Leigh Day.

“He is one of the top medical negligence lawyers in the country, and shares our ideals and vision.”

“The continued growth of our medical negligence team is testament to our commitment to ensuring that those injured through negligence, in a healthcare setting, remain able to access justice and obtain full and fair compensation.”

Stephen Jones said: "I am very excited to be joining Leigh Day. For a long time they have been regarded as the leading clinical negligence team in the country and I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with them in Manchester.

“It's more important than ever that victims of medical negligence are able to access the best possible legal advice and that is what I am determined to offer."

The Leigh Day Manchester office has grown significantly since its launch last year. It handles claims on behalf of cyclists, including exclusive legal representation for members of British Cycling and British Triathlon.

The office also deals with high profile employment cases, including the ASDA equal pay cases, as well as having travel law and industrial disease experts based in the Central Park offices near Sports City in Manchester.