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Steve Webb


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Steve, who qualified as a solicitor in 1990, joined TSP in 1988 as a trainee (known as an Articled Clerk back then!). He leads the Litigation team, a team of some 20 people, dealing with Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Civil and Commercial Dispute Resolution and Employment Law.

Steve, who has been a Litigation solicitor for over 25 years, is local to the Colchester area, and attended the Colchester Royal Grammar School before going on to gain his Law degree at Leeds University. He studied for his professional exams at Nottingham Trent University and joined TSP as an articled clerk in 1988. He became a partner in the firm in 2001, and in 2006, when the structure of Thompson Smith and Puxon changed, he became a director of Steven J. Webb Ltd, a corporate partner in TSP. In January 2016 Steve was appointed Managing Partner.

Following qualification, Steve worked predominantly on cases involving Personal Injury but now deals with cases covering all aspects of both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. In particular, he has worked on a number of high value cases involving brain injury.

Steve says “ I have thoroughly enjoyed helping the victims of accidents for over 25 years. I have represented many thousands of people, some with relatively minor injuries and some whose symptoms have been life-changing. It is very rewarding to be able to solve some of the problems of people who are often at a low point in their lives. Financial compensation obviously does not take away pain and suffering but it is often crucial to the lives of the victim and his or her family.

I have also been privileged to be able to develop a team of high quality lawyers, currently seven of us specifically in the Personal Injury team, to support the increasing number of victims we represented.”

Steve is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury panel and an accredited Personal Injury specialist. He has been a member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) since 1995. All of the Personal Injury Lawyers in Steve’s team are APIL members and two are APIL Senior Litigators.

Thompson Smith and Puxon is recommended for both its Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury work and Steve is recommended for his work in both practice areas.

In 2017 the Legal 500 said the following about the firm’s Clinical Negligence work: “Thompson Smith and Puxon’s Clinical Negligence team is recommended for its ‘commitment, personal service and relationships with clients’, with the individual lawyers providing conditional fee arrangements and being ‘insightful, prompt, responsive, clear and highly organised’. Cases handled span neonatal, psychiatric and orthopaedic claims involving both children and adults. Colchester-based Julian Wilson leads the practice and focuses on birth injuries and cerebral palsy cases, while Steve Webb, whose ‘strength is his ability to explain difficult legal issues in simple terms’, undertakes brain injury work. Also recommended is the ‘professional, polite and knowledgeable’ associate solicitor Clare Sheeran, who has a particular specialisation in matters involving female cancer patients and birth injuries.

They also said the following about the firm’s Personal Injury practice “Thompson Smith and Puxon’s Personal Injury team in Colchester handles occupational and road traffic accidents as well as defective product, repetitive strain injury, psychiatric shock, and slipping and tripping claims. Practice lead Steve Webb also brings expertise in brain injury matters, while associate solicitor Clare Sheeran handles criminal and public liability claims and solicitor Sam Welham specialises in cases relating to occupational stress.”

In his spare time Steve enjoys playing golf, running and cycling and has a keen interest in cricket. He played regularly for the West Bergholt Cricket Club for a number of years, but nowadays (according to Steve) is better suited to watching rather than playing! However, he did represent TSP in the Solicitors v Auctioneers 100 Year Anniversary Match which took place in June 2014 at Castle Park, helping to raise over £5,000 for charity.

To find out more about the Clinical Negligence service that Steve can offer click here or for Personal Injury here.

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