Stuart Furniss


  • I qualified as a solicitor in 2000 with a north west firm before joining Berrymans Lace Mawer in 2002. I was promoted to associate in 2006 and made partner in 2008.
  • My specialism includes defending all types of claims against public authorities, insurers and major insureds. My caseload now mainly comprises complex personal injury cases including fatal accidents, serious head injury, amputation and other claims of high financial value.
  • I have responsibility for supervising a team handling mainly fast track motor claims for insurers.
  • My experience also includes dealing with fraudulent claims, RTA prosecutions and recovery claims.
  • I have acted on behalf of police forces in handling Proceeds of Crime Act applications and hearings at the local magistrates' courts.
  • Within BLM I lead the Care, Statutory Funding and Rehabilitation Subject Matter Group together with a number of our specialists which focuses on trends and developments in this area.

Contact Details

+44 151 471 5405


‘Elizabeth Wallace and Stuart Furniss exhibit all the best attributes of a solicitor acting for defendant insurers, maintaining close contact, giving clear and comprehensive advice in complex and high value claims, standing their ground even when the advice is not always likely to be palatable. Each has a clear eye to commerciality but also to principle. They are prepared open to innovative solutions to cases and prepared to stand their ground to achieve a fair result.’

Legal 500 2022 - Clinical Negligence: Defendant (North West)

Stuart Furniss is strategically and tactically astute as well as being personable and engaging with their opponents.

Legal 500 2021

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