Stefanie Cochrane

Year of Call:
2008
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil
  • Clinical Negligence
    • Profile

      Stefanie Cochrane joined Chambers in 2010 following the successful completion of her pupillage; she undertook specialist personal injury pupillage under the supervision of Michael Jones.  Stefanie was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of Middle Temple in 2008 having been awarded the Queen Mother Scholarship.

      Stefanie has a balanced practice representing both Claimants and Defendants in cases ranging from fast track quantum assessments to multi track cases involving complex issues on liability, causation and future losses.  

      Stefanie’s practice encompasses all aspects of personal injury and includes holiday/travel claims and occupational disease claims including trials, interlocutory hearings and inquests. 

      Since joining Chambers Stefanie has developed her practice in clinical negligence and undertakes work in all aspects of this field, dealing with cases of misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis, inappropriate treatment, end of life care, surgical negligence and dental negligence.  

      Stefanie has been instructed as Junior Counsel on numerous occasions in complex, high value personal injury and clinical negligence cases.  

      As Junior Counsel Stefanie has represented parties in the High Court in case management conferences and application hearings and pleaded schedules of loss and counter schedules in cases valued in excess of £1,000,000. 

      Stefanie is also experienced in all aspects of Employment Law


      Practice Groups: 

      • Personal Injury
      • Clinical Negligence 
      • Inquests
      • Employment 


    • Notable Cases

      W v E - represented the Claimant in an employer’s liability claim arising out a fall from ladder causing multiple fractures to the leg. Involved issues relating to employment relationship, limitation and quantification of future losses.  Settled before trial.
      D v I - represented the Claimant, in an occupier’s liability claim where a slipping accident lead to severe knee injuries in a young woman who would require future surgeries and ultimately a total knee replacement.  Settled prior to trial. 


      M v G(1) & G(2) - represented the Defendants in a claim with allegations in negligence and under the provisions of the Animals Act 1971 for injuries arising due to an escaping dog.  Concluded at trial – claim dismissed.


      L v A - represented the Defendant in road traffic accident claim involving issues of causation of injury. Concluded at trial – claim dismissed.


      C (Estate of Deceased) v B – represented the Claimant, claiming on behalf of the estate of the deceased, for negligent failure to diagnose cancer; leading to a failure to treat appropriately, unnecessary surgical procedures and ultimately premature death.  Settled before trial.


      PW v TM – represented the Claimant (led by Marc Willems QC) in a road traffic claim where the Claimant suffered injuries resulting in incomplete paraplegia with complex ongoing care and treatment needs and significant future loss of earnings and pension.  Settled at JSM.


      Beech v Timney [2013] EWHC 2345 (QB) – represented the Defendant (led by James Rowley QC) in a claim against a GP for negligent medical treatment.  Claim involved complex expert evidence in the fields of cardiology, hypertension and stroke.  Concluded at trial – claim dismissed.


      Parkes v Mann [2011] EWHC 1724 (QB) – represented the Defendant (led by James Rowley QC) in a claim against a GP alleging that his treatment of the Claimant’s mother fell below the standard of the reasonably competent GP leading to the premature birth of the Claimant at home and therefore a delay in accessing vital medical care.  Concluded at trial – claim dismissed.
    • Membership

      PIBA

      Northern Circuit

    • Qualifications

      2007 - Law LLB Hons (Lancaster) 

      2008 – Bar Vocational Course (Nottingham Law School)