Stephen has a broad based dispute resolution practice and acts in complex commercial disputes, usually with an international dimension. He has successfully advised some of the world’s largest corporations including BASF, Cable & Wireless, Dow, GE, General Motors, Hilton, IATA, Ineos, JPMorgan, PKN, Procter & Gamble, sanofi-aventis, Total and Toyota.
His experience covers both litigation and international arbitration, extending to all types of contractual dispute, including joint ventures and warranty claims, across sectors including asset management, automotive, aviation, chemicals, hospitality, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, technology and telecoms.
Stephen regularly advises in relation to shareholders’ rights and directors’ duties. He has extensive niche experience in relation to competition follow-on claims. Stephen also handles professional negligence work, mainly in relation to solicitors. He has been instructed in a number of high value fraud cases.
Before coming to the Bar in January 2014, Stephen was an international law firm partner between 1998 and 2013, recommended by both Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a leading individual in commercial litigation. Having qualified as a Higher Rights advocate in 2001, Stephen has appeared regularly since 2001 in various divisions of the High Court, including the Commercial Court, the Chancery Division, the Queen’s Bench Division and the Competition Appeal Tribunal and in the Court of Appeal.
Stephen has appeared in arbitrations both ad hoc and under the rules of various institutions including the ICC, AAA and LMAA and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the LCIA.
Stephen is a CEDR Accredited Mediator and has extensive experience of mediation having appeared for clients in dozens of mediations.
Stephen is a Trustee of LawWorks. He has acted in numerous cases on a pro bono basis.
Stephen is qualified to do Direct Access work.
CEDR accredited mediator