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"I am a Partner in the serious injury team and handle claims on behalf of those who have suffered major trauma following a non-fault accident.”

I specialise in complex and multi-site orthopaedic injury, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation and fatal accident claims.

I have secured multi-million pound settlements for my clients over the course of my career. I have expertise litigating cases in the county court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

I have considerable experience in the coroner’s court and have represented clients and families at jury inquests.

I strive to support clients and their families through the process of securing compensation following life-changing injury. I take client’s problems on my own shoulders and fundamentally, I care.

I have extensive experience in the legal profession and qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2002.

I joined Higgs LLP in 2012 and became a Partner in 2021. I Chair the Health & Safety Committee and I am a member of the Charity Committee.

The implementation of early rehabilitation in order to improve outcomes is something that I am very passionate about and helping clients to live independent and fulfilling lives is what I consider to be one of the true joys of my role.

Professional memberships and accreditations

  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Birmingham Medico-legal Society
  • Spinal Injuries Association
  • Motor Accident Solicitors Society
  • £1.6m settlement for a motorist who was involved in a head on collision with an HGV. Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury and multiple severe fractures. I pushed our opponents for case management and obtained specialist rehabilitation.
  • £1m estimated value for a client who had an accident at an entertainment venue. They fell in a poorly lit area and sustained a serious brain injury and multiple facial fractures. I have secured funding for ongoing case management and specialist physical and neurological rehabilitation.
  • £126,000 for a client who contracted tuberculosis while working in a hospital. As a result, they suffered severe illness and psychological injuries.
  • £54,000 for a cyclist who was struck by an opening car door. They suffered severe leg injuries requiring internal fixation and a total knee replacement. This resulted in a major depressive episode. I ensured they were supported throughout their recovery with occupational therapy, extensive physiotherapy and psychotherapy.

More about me

Favourite quote

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." Samuel Johnson

Favourite place

Villa Park


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Favourite film

The Shawshank Redemption

"Steven Santy is tireless and is always working to find the game changing point in the case. He is brilliant with his clients who clearly value and like him and is able to express complicated principles of law clearly and succinctly"

Legal 500

"My father was hit by a car and seriously injured. Higgs LLP and Steve Santy, successfully completed a claim on my father’s and my family’s behalf, against the drivers insurance company. The service we received from Higgs LLP was excellent"

Review Solicitors

"Steven Santy receives many plaudits for his handling of claims on behalf of those who have suffered major traumas and has 'great empathy and patience"

Legal 500

"Steven Santy was very professional, efficient and helpful at all times when dealing with my case. He explained everything clearly and did everything that he said he was going straight away. I would happily recommend him to anyone."

Review Solicitors

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