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In memory

It is with deep sadness that we announce that Steven Weddle has passed away suddenly at the age of 59 on Saturday, 9 November 2013.

Steven has been a distinguished member of Hardwicke since 1990 and will be greatly missed by his fellow members and staff.

Steven will be remembered as a wonderful man who was full of fun, and who helped many by giving advice, helping with a case or just being his usual kindly self.

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

A JustGiving page has been set up in Steven's memory, if you would like to contribute to Crisis, a charity close to Steven’s heart.  www.justgiving.com/remembering-steve-weddle

For further information please contact Amanda Illing.


Steven is a personal injury and clinical negligence practitioner with a practice mainly comprising higher value claims.

Steven is listed as a leading clinical negligence junior in the Legal 500.

From 1977 to 1990 Steven developed a wide court based practice in personal injury and general tort, crime, contract, family and landlord and tenant. He has experience in all Courts up to, and including, the Court of Appeal giving him an excellent grounding in advocacy. Steven is a practical barrister with a thorough understanding of the commercial necessities driving solicitors’ practices. He is an adaptable advocate who relishes a good fight in Court whilst also having excellent negotiation skills leading to many satisfactorily negotiated settlements. He has extensive experience of costs issues and the recoverability of ATE premiums and CFA uplifts.

Having a sound knowledge of the French language he has been able to undertake work for French clients both in England and France.

He gives regular lectures to both barristers and solicitors on legal and practice topics. In the last year he has talked on multipliers, periodical payments, motor claims, fatal accidents, head injury, minimising and maximising claims, occupiers liability, slippers and trippers and accidents at work. Steven co-authored "Basic Practice in Courts and Tribunals" – a practical book guiding practitioners through different Court proceedings.

From 1978 to 1985 he volunteered at Toynbee Hall Legal Advice Centre where he gained insight into the intricacies of dealing with clients and the issues surrounding case handling.

Steven has studied and trained as a Shiatsu practitioner gaining insight into practical therapies, anatomy and physiology, orthodox medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is also a keen skier and cyclist who also rows on the Thames in an 11metre replica 18th century Thames Watermans’ Cutter.


Co-authored "Basic Practice in Courts and Tribunals" - a practical book guiding practitioners through different Court proceedings.


  • BA (Law) Hons
  • Bar Part II 

Professional Associations

  • Personal Injury Bar Association