Barrister, former solicitor partner at top 200 law firm.
Before coming to the Bar in 2014, Stephen qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and had Higher Rights of Audience as a Solicitor Advocate from 2010. He is a former partner of a top-200 law firm where he headed up the Insurance Litigation and Personal Injury Departments.
Stephen specialises in the following areas of law at all levels: insurance (including, motor, liability, property, and professional negligence); property disputes (including boundary disputes and contract-related cases); and costs.
He has acted in several landmarks cases, including Kilby v Gawith  1 WLR 853, Solomon v Cromwell Group Ltd  1 WLR 1048, Dockerill & Healey v Tullett  1 WLR 2092, Bamrah v 1) Gempride Ltd and 2) Lawlords of London Ltd .
Stephen is the Vice President of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (‘FOIL’) and takes a leading role in important industry matters. FOIL is the representative voice of the defendant insurance lawyer community which advances a reforming agenda for a more transparent and proportionate claims environment benefiting claimants and insurers alike. Stephen has also acted as an advisor to the Association of British Insurers.
Outside of practice, Stephen is the Vice Chair of the Governing Body of Linchfield Community Primary School and Chair of the school’s finance, staffing and resourcing committee.