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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. 


"Trevor leads an enthusiastic legal team that is fully committed to providing exceptional support for injuries patients. In my dealings with Moore Blatch, it is clear that Trevor is a charismatic and inspirational leader, and his team are dedicated and committed to providing the best support for their clients." Client

"Trevor is inspirational in his approach to working with defendants to implement case management as early as possible. It is very refreshing to work with a lawyer who has full respect for case management and a willingness to work with us. This doesn’t only benefit the client. I see Trevor’s approach right across the firm with other lawyers and everyone I have dealt with." Third party

"He has always impressed me. He clearly has a lot of experience in this field. He is friendly and approachable and shows a great deal of compassion and understanding of what major trauma means to the person involved." Client

"Dear Eman & Trevor, wanted to give you a very heartfelt thank you for everything you've done. It's not just about the finances which was more than I hoped! Your love, compassion, approach and skillfulness made this a very stress free process for me. Hope to stay in touch through Headway. You are both wonderful." Private client

"Trevor has a good eye for the market. He does not focus on the money, but the clients." Independent third party

"The team led by Trevor Sterling is innovative and highly motivated. They work cohesively to achieve the best outcomes for their clients." Chambers and Partners UK 2018

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.


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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