Stewarts provides a free and comprehensive legal service as part of its commitment to help people with serious injury.

We have developed The Legal Service to support patients and their families at a time when independent legal support is most needed but often hard to find.

Over the last ten years we have provided The Legal Service to patients at a number of NHS Trusts, including major trauma and rehabilitation hospitals. We have now extended that service to reach patients being treated in any UK trauma or rehabilitation centre.

We will provide you with advice without obligation, for however long it takes to resolve the issue. Our support is available regardless of the circumstances of your accident and regardless of whether you have a personal injury claim.

We have expertise in securing funding for rehabilitation both through the compensation claims process and through the NHS. We also have arrangements with private rehabilitation centres to provide instant access to rehabilitation in appropriate cases.

The Legal Service is provided by Stewarts’ pro bono team as part of the Firm’s commitment to help people with serious injury. The service offers free advice to patients when they need it most.

Since its inception, The Legal Service has undertaken the following work to change people’s lives on a completely free-of-charge basis:

  • assisted over 6,000 people affected by serious injury and illness
  • provided more than 50,000 hours of free pro bono support with non-compensation legal issues.
  • executed more than 600 powers of attorney
  • made nearly 200 applications to the Court of Protection
  • helped patients to get over £1.18m of their debt written off
  • recovered £12m under no-fault insurance policies
  • helped more than 2,000 people with housing issues
  • assisted with over 100 welfare benefits mandatory reconsiderations and appeals

To get advice from The Legal Service, please contact Kara Smith in the pro bono team at or on 020 7822 8000.

*This firm is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 but we are able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment and consumer credit-related services to clients because we are members of the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We can provide these investment and consumer credit-related services if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide.