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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 City firms before joining Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2015. She has a varied practice covering a wide range of cases with a focus on maximum severity claims, particularly birth injury and those with complex or novel issues.

A member of the Law Society and AvMA specialist panels for many years, Stephanie is also an APIL fellow, having been coordinator and secretary of its clinical negligence special interest group from 2004 - 2011. She has recently been elected to the executive of the Society of Claimant Injury Lawyers (SCIL). Recognised as a leader in her field by the legal directories, she has been described by The Legal 500 as ‘vastly experienced’ while Chambers UK notes the words of a recent client who said: "I can't recommend Stephanie enough. She was very balanced and very clear in her guidance. She'd always be very caring and thoughtful, but also practical." She is listed in the latest UK edition of Best Lawyers.

Most of Stephanie's clients contact her initially as a result of personal recommendation. While she is based in Guildford, Stephanie also works out of the London office and sees clients nationwide.

Recent work highlights

  • Achieving a settlement in excess of £12 million in a cerebral palsy case.
  • Contesting interim payment applications of over £1 million for various clients in order to purchase suitable accommodation and equipment and provide care and support. Stephanie works closely with care teams, case managers, educational solicitors and Court of Protection deputies.
  • Winning a multi-million pound settlement arising from a delay in diagnosis of a vascular injury leading to amputation.
  • Advising on a fatal claim following a delay in diagnosis of a bowel perforation. This involved an inquest and liaison in relation to criminal conviction on the grounds of grossly negligent care.
  • Achieving significant damages for a 17 year old involved in a road traffic accident who sustained multiple life threatening injuries including a serious head injury.

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