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Danielle Callaway

Partner & Head of Personal Injury


Danielle is a partner and head of 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 in 2014, became a partner in 2018 and head of the personal injury department in 2022.

In her role as head of department, Danielle manages a large team of staff as well as risk assessing new and ongoing cases, managing relationships with work providers and other agencies and dealing with all aspects of practice and system development. Danielle also manages the credit hire team and is responsible for managing relationships and overseeing commercial relationships with credit hire companies.

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. Danielle is keen to support as many charities related to the industry as possible and works closely with, amputation charity, the Limbless Association. She also works with local schools to raise awareness of Road Safety Week each year in support of BRAKE charity.

Areas of specialism

In addition to managing the personal injury team, Danielle also runs a small caseload of complex injury cases in the following areas:

  • 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. Danielle understands the need to allow clients to focus on their recovery and is accomplished at taking on the burden of the litigation for them so that they can concentrate on their rehabilitation.

In her spare time, Danielle is a busy mum of two and a school governor. She spends most of her time outside of work planning family trips and being a ‘dance mum’, although she does also enjoy playing piano (quite badly), attending dance/exercise classes and reading.

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 from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority for a child who had sustained a brain injury as a result of domestic abuse.

Danielle has also 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 for the bereaved family.

Danielle settled a claim for a cyclist with a minor traumatic brain injury and significant psychological injuries for close to £600,000.

Danielle settled a claim for a very elderly gentleman who was seriously injured as a pedestrian hit by a van. He sadly contracted Covid19 in hospital and passed away. 

Danielle settled a CICA claim for a child who was sexually and physically abused by family members resulting in long-term psychological difficulties. Recovered around £200,000 on her behalf.

Danielle recovered over £100,000 for a client who was injured in a fall from height at work and suffered multiple injuries.

What clients think

"Danielle is a great solicitor; she is enormously thorough and diligent, but also creative and vigorous in her approach to a case. She has excellent communication with her clients, showing real sensitivity and care towards them.’

‘Danielle Callaway clearly has her clients’ best interests at heart." - Legal 500, 2024

"Danielle Callaway is outstanding. Very good with clients, very conscientious and very good knowledge of the law." - Legal 500, 2023

"Danielle Callaway is an outstanding lawyer.  She is friendly, approachable and has en eye for detail. I have confidence that she is on top of the case and the issues that require attention." - Legal 500, 2022

"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."

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