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Steven is first and foremost a Property Lawyer. However in recent years his commercial practice has developed significantly, particularly having regards to Professional Negligence and Financial Mis-Selling.

The case of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets v Begum provided him with his first visit to the House of Lords. In addition, Steven has been involved in a number of significant Court of Appeal decisions such as R v Rent Officer of West Sussex Registration Area ex parte Haysport Properties Limited [2001] EWCA Civ 237 a case involving questions of rent reviews under the Rent Act 1977, Hurst v London Borough of Barnet [2003] 1 WLR 17 and Markos v Goodfellow, a case that clarified the working of the slip rule.

In addition Steven has been reported in approximately 20 High Court actions, the decision of Lewison J in Frazer v Brown [2009] EWHC 2692, HFHA v Asra Greater London Housing Association [2008] EWHC 2430, the decision of Park J in the case of Edwards v Lloyds TSB Bank [2004] EWHC 1745, and the highly significant decision in relation to adverse possession in the matter of Beaulane Properties v Palmer [2005] EWHC 817. Steven recently acted in the case of Ninety Broomfield Road RTM Company Ltd v Triplerose Limited [2013] UKUT 0606 (LC), a consolidated appeal relating to the exercise of the right to manage in relation to multiple-block estates.

Cases in which he has been involved have frequently been reported in the Legal Action Group (LAG) journal, Family Law Reporter, Times Law Reports, New Law Journal, Family Law Cases.

Recent work

Naresh Bhatija v Lloyds TSB Bank PLC [2014] EWHC 4092 (Ch)
A claim in negligence against a Bank for failing to honour a direct debit.

Charlie Properties Ltd v (1) Risetall Ltd (2) Warmhaze Ltd [2014]
A claim relating to trespass over a right of way and land.

Eastleigh Borough Council v (1) Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government (2) Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd [2014] EWHC 4225 (Admin)
An appeal against the decision of a Planning Inspector.


  • LLB Hons

Professional Associations

  • Property Law Bar Association
  • Bar Sports Law Group
  • London Common Law Bar Association