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Steven NewdallManaging Partner

Steven joined the practice as an articled clerk on 3 September 1990 and qualified as a solicitor in 1992. After a successful spell as practitioner in the litigation department, Steven was appointed managing partner in 2004. Steven now combines his duties leading the firm with his role as head of the litigation department.

Steven is a vastly experienced commercial litigation lawyer who is recognised as one of the leading professional negligence lawyers in the country. His expertise and success within the field of professional negligence litigation, against all manner of professionals, has led to personal recognition in the Legal 500 directory. Steven also has extensive experience of insurance indemnity policy coverage and policy application issues, particularly in respect of solicitors indemnity insurance policies.

Steven has regularly litigated in both the High Court and Court of Appeal during his career. Some of Steven’s most notable cases are:

  • Leslie v Farrar Construction Limited [2015] EWHC 58 (TCC)
  • Halliwells LLP v NES Solicitors & Quinn Insurance [2011] P.N.L.R. 30
  • Axa Insurance Ltd v Akther & Darby Solicitors [2009] EWCA Civ 1166
  • Sykes & Sykes v Taylor-Rose [2004] EWCA Civ 299


Steven has a well established reputation for his no nonsense, pragmatic approach when protecting and advancing the interests of his clients.

Away from work Steven is a keen musician and supporter of Leeds United.


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