Stephen is an experienced commercial litigator having qualified as a Solicitor in 2007.
He specialises in commercial litigation as well as property litigation; an area which he leads on for the firm.
Stephen regularly handles cases in the County Court, the High Court and the Land Tribunal and is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution and mediation. He prides himself on being able to act decisively for the client when the situation demands, but equally being able to quickly identify the client's commercial objectives as well.
He represents a broad range of business clients including: companies, owner-managed businesses, partnerships, commercial landlords & property developers, managing agents, insurers, football clubs, public bodies & local authorities, housing associations, pension trustees and charities. Stephen is also part of the firm's dedicated SIPP and SSAS pension group and the Construction group. He works closely with a network of specialist barristers, accountants and surveyors in the region and nationally.
Examples of Stephen's cases include:
He is a member of both the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and the Property Litigation Association.
Stephen is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 where he is described as "exceptional" and it is noted that his "excellent advice gets straight to the real nub of disputes".
In his spare time, Stephen is a trustee of a charity and a school governor.