Danielle is a solicitor and partner within the personal injury department at Stephensons.
Danielle began her career at Stephensons as a graduate paralegal within the personal injury department, prior to being awarded a training contract with the firm which commenced in 2008. After completing her training contract Danielle returned to the personal injury department and began her current role as a qualified solicitor in 2011. Since then, she has developed substantial expertise in all areas of personal injury law. Danielle was appointed an associate of the firm in 2014 and was appointed a partner in 2018.
In addition to her role as a solicitor, Danielle risk assesses new cases, supervises the new business team and is responsible for supervision of other case handlers within the team. She is also involved with business development and regularly attends conferences and events which are relevant to the claims industry. She has been heavily involved in the development of efficient IT systems for the department.
Danielle is an accredited member of the Law Society Personal Injury Scheme, which recognises her experience, expertise and competence in handling complex personal injury matters, and is also recommended by the Legal 500 as a next generation partner in the field of personal injury (one of only six in the country recommended in this role). Danielle gets involved with supporting charities related to the industry as much as possible and was instrumental in arranging for the personal injury and clinical negligence teams at Stephensons to join the legal panel of the Limbless Association.
Areas of specialism
- Serious injury claims arising from accidents at work, accidents in public places and accidents involving defective products
- Complex CICA claims
- Complex accidents abroad
- Complex RTA claims
- Industrial disease claims
- Professional negligence claims arising out of failed or under-settled personal injury claims
Danielle is a thorough and compassionate lawyer, who is wholly focussed on achieving the best results for her clients. She is willing to take on difficult cases and approaches them with diligence, ensuring all possible avenues are explored. Danielle is very down-to-earth and approachable and is able to relate to clients from all walks of life. She can be trusted to handle the most complex of cases in an organised, measured and proactive manner.
Cases of note
On her first day as a qualified solicitor Danielle settled a claim for £125,000 damages. The case involved a client who suffered serious injuries in an accident at work.
More recently, Danielle secured the maximum compensation award of £500,000.00 from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority for a child who had sustained a brain injury as a result of domestic abuse.
Danielle has also recently settled a very tragic case involving a fatal road traffic accident collision, resulting from ice on the road due to poor drainage systems. The 25 year old victim left behind his 24 year old wife and newborn baby. The case was very complicated in terms of liability but Danielle secured a settlement in excess of £500,000.00 for the bereaved family.
What clients think
"The ‘very supportive and understanding’ Danielle Callaway is also recommended." - Legal 500, 2018
"Danielle led me through the process keeping me advised at every turn and ensured that i had good levels of care throughout a very difficult time, she had my back. Danielle and Kate Sweeney visited me at hospital to make initial introduction, I quickly felt as ease with the informality of the meeting and knew these were the guys for me. Mine was a long journey due to injury/health complications and Danielle allowed a close professional relationship over my case. I was supremely confident that Danielle would work hard for me, I wasn't disappointed. I couldn't end this review without a big thumbs up for Rebecca Dawber."
“I would like to say to you how pleased I have been with the way you have dealt with my claim. You made it very easy for me.”
"Thank you so much for managing to negotiate an increased settlement for me, I am delighted. I would just like to say how grateful I am that you were appointed to manage my case, you have been extremely professional, super efficient and I feel have genuinely worked very hard on getting a fair and just settlement for me. It is very much appreciated and a successful outcome."
“Danielle was fantastic, she was always at the end of the phone and she was prompt to answer any questions I had, even if she thought they may have not been relevant. I felt valued as a client. She always had the time for me and my daughter. The case ended on a positive outcome that will help our future and for us to rebuild our life after such a tragic loss of my husband. I can’t recommend Danielle and Stephensons solicitors enough.”
"Stephensons have been absolutely brilliant, they've kept us informed every step of the way, if I ring them for any reasons they've always been polite with me and overall first class. If somebody had an accident and asked me if I could recommend anybody the first thing that would come into my mind is Stephensons because they were absolutely brilliant with me, every step of the way they've guided me which way to go, they told me everything I needed to know. I just can't fault them."