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Trevor Sterling

Partner for Medical Relations

Area of Expertise

  • Major trauma
  • Personal injury

With over thirty years experience in the legal profession I joined Moore Blatch in 2015 as a partner responsible for new personal injury business relating to health and social care. 

I have handled a wide range of personal injury claims and have a special interest in major trauma cases, particularly brain injury, spinal injury and amputations. I also have considerable experience handling inquests and inquiries, and was commended by Chambers UK guide for having a “significant reputation” as an “extremely polished performer” offering “high levels of expertise”. I have been involved in a number of serious and highly publicised investigations that have had substantial national significance, some of which are detailed below.

In 2008, I received the Bar and Law Society’s ‘Rising Star: Advocate In The Face Of Adversity’ award following success in a landmark employers’ liability suicide, heard in the House of Lords. I also have significant media experience having featured in the print press and on TV, most notably appearing on Newsnight with Jeremey Paxman and Channel 4’s Dispatches.

My work occurs across all of the firm’s offices in order to build relationships with health and social care providers particularly in and around London and the South. 

Example cases

  • Landmark Employer's Liability Suicide case (House of Lords);

  • Representing a number of Thalidomide victims; 

  • Co-lead lawyer on behalf of 60 Jimmy Savile child abuse victims, reporting on The Pollard Review and Operation Yewtree investigations, as well as liaising with The Dame Janet Smith Review;

  • Representing four out of seven of the UK nationals killed after being taken hostage by Al Qaeda at the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria at the beginning of 2013;

  • Representing a victim injured in the Paddington rail crash that suffered 80% burns;

  • Secured a £1m settlement on behalf of a leg amputee;

  • Recovered substantial damages for a British Olympic swimmer, who sustained a brain injury in the US and went on to successfully compete in the subsequent Commonwealth Games.

Memberships

In addition to my legal work, I have also held a number of prestigious external roles including:

  • Ex region secretary for APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers);

  • Trustee of Headway South West London;

  • Currently on the IUA (International Underwriting Association of London) Rehabilitation Committee and undertaking a review of the Rehabilitation Code.

  • A regular lecturer on rehabilitation and Pathway Support;

  • Governor of schools and a member of trade union committees, helping to promote equal opportunities.



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