Ms Stephanie Prior

Stephanie is a Partner at Osbornes Law, London and head of Clinical Negligence and Child Abuse Litigation. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor in 1997 Stephanie was a registered general nurse. Stephanie has a Diploma in Forensic Medical Science and is the formerly a Legal Editor of and contributor to the publication ‘Medicine Science and the Law’. She is a member of and lecturer at the British Academy of Forensic Sciences. Stephanie regularly lectures on medical negligence to doctors in clinical practice as well as to post graduate medical students at St Barts Hospital. Stephanie is often interviewed on TV and radio on issues relating to Clinical Negligence and Child Abuse.  Stephanie is the Director of Quality Governance & Legal Services for Health Practice Associates Council (a non-profit organisation owned by the public) and an examiner for DipFMS and MSc in Forensic Science. She is also a Trustee of Yellow Door an independent charity offering support, education and counselling to young people between 11 and 25. Stephanie was awarded Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year in November 2019 at the PI Awards.

Stephanie holds a number of memberships including:

  • Accredited member of the AvMA Legal Panel – Stephanie has chaired and spoken at the AvMA Medicine for Lawyers conference
  • Member of and Senior Litigator status at the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) to which she has lectured on brain injury resulting from medical negligence.
  • The Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel.
  • Founding fellow and also a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the newly established Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences(AFMS).

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