Amanda Stevens

Amanda Stevens began her career as a manager in the National Health Service. She became a solicitor in September 1990 and rose through the ranks to become partner in charge of Charles Russell’s personal injury and clinical negligence group. She joined the partnership of Irwin Mitchell in July 2010 and has recently moved to a new role as Group Head of Legal Practice at Hudgell Solicitors.

She was president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers in 2008/2009 and is currently an APIL fellow and has been awarded honorary life membership. Stevens is also an assessor for APIL’s specialist brain injury and clinical negligence accreditation schemes.

She is a regular contributor at national conferences and in the press. She has assisted in drafting numerous briefing papers to MPs and the Lords.. She was a key member of the claimant stakeholder negotiating group formed to assist with implementation of the Ministry of Justice low-value motor claim reforms in 2009/2010.

She was appointed as Deputy Master in the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court in 2015.

In 2015/16 she has been chairing the Civil Procedure Rule sub-committee responsible for drafting new rules on fixed costs in clinical negligence claims.