Rosalyn Steeple is a highly skilled senior solicitor and a key member of Thompsons Solicitors clinical negligence team.
Based in Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office and covering the North West, Rosalyn deals with a wide range of high value clinical negligence cases, including delayed diagnosis of cancer, birth injuries and claims involving amputations. Her cases also relate to cerebral palsy and brain injuries and claims linked to fatalities.
Rosalyn has many years of experience in dealing with complex medical negligence claims and works hard to ensure her clients receive the maximum amount of compensation in the shortest possible time. Rosalyn’s knowhow means she is skilled in obtaining compensation that covers interim payments, future loss of earnings, treatment costs and costs of making adaptations to the home.
Rosalyn uses her expertise, gained in 18 years’ experience of litigation, to appoint the most appropriate experts in each case so that clients receive the rehabilitative support and care they need.
Rosalyn takes a firm, proactive approach to litigation and is praised for her warm and open manner with clients. “My clients are seriously injured therefore my focus is to offer empathetic client care combined with specialist advice to ensure that their claims are dealt with efficiently and fought robustly,” she says.
Rosalyn points out that Thompsons only ever acts for injured people, never defendants or the insurance industry. She is particularly proud of the firm’s strong links with the labour and trade union movement which means her work is synchronised with her personal political beliefs.
Her two small children keep her very busy outside working hours.
ROSALYN’S CASE EXPERIENCE
Rosalyn settled a claim for the family of 21-year-old café assistant Danielle Robinson who hanged herself while in Heddfan psychiatric unit at Maelor Hospital in Wrexham on November 11, 2014. Danielle died three days later, never having regained consciousness. Danielle had been a voluntary patient in the unit numerous times, but had been sectioned under the Mental Health Act in September 2014 because of concerns about increasing incidents of self-harm. An inquest returned a verdict of death by misadventure.
Rosalyn secured a £20,000 settlement for the family of retired teacher Myfanwy Osborne, 83, who died of pneumonia after developing sepsis at Beechfields Nursing Home, Lichfield. Following Mrs Osborne's death, an investigation was carried out by the Specialist Adult Protection Investigation Team on behalf of Staffordshire County Council. It resulted in two nurses employed by the home resigning.
Chris Crimes and Family: “We were treated with great compassion and everything was explained in simple terms with great clarity. Thank you so much for your advice and understand with this matter.
Alison Brown: “You have been a great help. If I hadn't come to you and not pursued then it would have always been there that I should have and what if. I can finally put my dad at peace and hopefully recover myself knowing I've done all I can. It wasn't about compensation it was about other families not being put through what we have had to.”
Praise from the Legal 500
Rosalyn was celebrated in the Legal 500's 2020 rankings as having a "great manner with clients."