Stuart is the Head of Bell Lax’s Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Department. He acts for individuals who have sustained serious and catastrophic injuries and for the families of those who have died because of accidents and medical negligence.
He leads a team of dedicated lawyers who are committed to delivering an excellent level of service. Together, they fight for their clients to ensure that they are properly compensated for their injuries and losses and to help them recover from those injuries as soon as possible through rehabilitation. Bell Lax promise to go the extra mile for their clients and to make a real difference. Too often, accidents and medical negligence can lead to life-changing injuries and our team are there to guide clients through the process of securing compensation and getting things back on track.
On a day-to-day basis, Stuart works closely with his Associate, Wioleta Dworak.
Stuart has worked in the field of personal injury and clinical negligence for the whole of his career as a solicitor and he feels passionately about representing injured individuals who have been the unfortunate victims of the negligence of others.
He has represented clients involved in a diverse range of accidents including:
- Accidents on the road, in particular involving cyclists, motorbikes, and pedestrians.
- Accidents at work.
- Injuries arising from faulty products.
- The negligence of doctors, dentists, and other medical professionals.
- Construction and building site accidents, including falls from height.
- Slips, trips, and falls.
- Military accidents.
- Accidents resulting in head, brain, and spinal injuries.
- Accidents resulting in amputations and crushing injuries.
- Accidents resulting in death.
Stuart has extensive experience of acting for vulnerable individuals such as those lacking mental capacity often as a result of serious brain trauma. His background of dealing with cases involving injuries of the utmost severity has led to him forging links with an extensive network of Deputies, Case Managers, Occupational Therapists, Barristers and Medical Experts.
Stuart’s clients describe him as “professional”, “caring” and “supportive”. Having undertaken work in the field of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence for over 20 years, he has a single-minded determination to achieve the best possible results whilst always being on hand for clients to support them during what is often the most difficult time of their lives.
Stuart has been responsible for securing life-changing rehabilitation, care support, accommodation, and compensation for many hundreds of clients over the years including:
- Multi-million-pound settlements for seriously brain injured claimants including some in excess of £10m.
- Numerous settlements on behalf of bereaved families including some in excess of £1 million.
- Successful outcomes in many complicated clinical negligence matters including mistakes made during surgery and doctors failing to make a correct diagnosis.
- Amputation cases arising from a range of accidents such as accidents at work and public liability accidents, including the provision of compensation for sophisticated functional and cosmetic prostheses.
- High value spinal and spinal cord injury cases.
- Representing several ex-servicemen, such as a soldier who suffered life-threatening injuries in Senegal.
Outside of work, Stuart enjoys playing golf (very badly!) and going for long walks with his wife and their Shar-Pei, Maximus. He also enjoys taking part in quizzes including with Bell Lax’s highly successful quiz team.
Feedback from former clients include:
“I dealt with Stuart Andrews & Wioleta Dworak during the 5 years it took to bring my case to its conclusion, and words cannot really express my sincere appreciation, gratitude and admiration for their professionalism, competence, reliability and always being at the end of a phone if I required assistance, or had any queries whatsoever, no matter how small or large. Their communication skills are second to none, keeping me updated every step of the way, providing such excellent expertise in a very friendly manner. This also applies to all the other members of staff I had the privilege of dealing with. I cannot thank them enough for fighting for me and believing in me. I highly recommend them to anyone. On a scale of 1 to 10, they are an 11.”
“Thank you to Bell Lax Solicitors, particularly Wioleta Dworak, Stuart Andrews and Ameera Patel for dealing with my case. All were very helpful and professional at explaining my case to me throughout and I always felt that they had my best interests at heart. They achieved a fantastic outcome for my case which somewhat eases the damage that was caused by my accident.
I have no hesitation in recommending Bell Lax Solicitors to anyone.”
“A big thank you to Bell Lax Solicitors particularly Wioleta Dworak and Stuart Andrews for dealing professionally with my dad’s case. They helped us to get the best outcome we could expect. Throughout the 3-year journey they were always there to answer our queries. All the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. We highly recommend them. They are really good quality for the best value.”
“People… this is how I describe Wioleta Dworak and Stuart Andrews from Bell Lax Solicitors. A lot of solicitor firms will see you as clients, but with this company, you deal with people. People who understand what you are going through and want to do all they can to help, and help they do.
My accident was difficult in more ways than one. As well as dealing with my case, I was able to talk to them on a personal level, this was more important than anything else. I worked with them for many years, and they deserve all the credit they get. If you want your case dealt with professionally, and to be treated like a person, Bell Lax are the only firm I would recommend.
Stuart and Wioleta went above and beyond for me, so much so, I consider them friends. I am not one for writing reviews for anyone about anything, but because of the service they provided, I felt obligated to do this. If I could give them a million stars, I would.”
‘’I would like to say that I am very impressed with the standard of service that Bell Lax has provided me with and the constant updates and professionalism is outstanding. I would be more than happy to recommend to others. Many thanks to Wioleta and Stuart for all your help - a real pleasure to deal with.’’
‘’From the time I engaged Bell Lax, they were professional and helpful to me explaining to me the whole process and involving me throughout the whole time. They took care of me and my case and ensured we arrived at a great settlement. I will recommend them to anyone anytime and to the taxi driver who recommended them to me, am happy I met you. Thanks to Stuart, Wioleta and the team.’’
‘’I cannot recommend Bell Lax solicitors enough. They have worked on my case for nearly 5 years and we have come to the end now. They got the best outcome me and my children could have asked for. They were always on the end of the phone with any questions I needed answered. Big thank you to all the staff that worked on my case.’’
‘’Any issues that I did have were dealt with professionally and with compassion. The main two people who dealt with my case at the beginning and at the end were excellent and faultless - knowledgeable, supportive, and helpful to say the least! Many thanks for helping me get sorted!!”