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Stephanie Code, Partner at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Clinical negligence, Personal injury


Stephanie is a specialist in personal injury and clinical negligence. She developed her career working in three top ranked London firms before joining Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2015. With over 25 years of experience acting for claimants, Stephanie works on cases covering a wide range of medical issues including maximum severity cerebral palsy and birth injury cases, significant injuries in both adults and children (for example paraplegia, head injury and vascular injury), delay in diagnosis and treatment claims, and cases relating to novel and complex issues.

A member of the AvMA specialist clinical negligence solicitor panel, Stephanie is also a past executive committee member of the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (2015 - 2020). She is currently a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers clinical negligence special interest group, having previously held the roles of coordinator and secretary of the group.

For many years Stephanie has been recognised as a leader in her field with a top ranking in Chambers UK. She has also been ranked in the Best Lawyers fifth annual Global Business Edition. Noted to be "vastly experienced", she frequently receives comments from clients on her clear guidance and careful, thoughtful and practical approach. Stephanie works regularly with the deputyship team at Penningtons Manches Cooper to support families.

Recent work highlights

  • Achieving a substantial award for a young adult with hearing loss and a subtle neurological deficit caused by meningitis.
  • Settling a birth injury claim for a child with cerebral palsy who is affected by relatively modest physical issues but suffers from debilitating anxiety and fatigue which significantly impact the child’s day-to-day life. The award includes a significant loss of earnings claim.
  • Successfully resolving a claim on behalf of a child who sustained a brain injury at birth and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy within a few months. The child is affected by significant physical and cognitive deficits and will require round the clock care for the rest of his life. This is a case of maximum severity where damages were agreed following settlement discussions.
  • Securing a settlement on behalf of a medical doctor whose career was affected by damage caused to his femoral nerve during surgery where the procedure performed was more substantial than required and was almost certain to lead to this injury.
  • Working with families, their case managers and therapists to fund much needed support and suitable accommodation pending final settlement of their cases.

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