Stephen represents clients at all stages of private and public Children Act proceedings. He appears before Magistrates, District Judges and Circuit Judges daily.
Stephen represents parents and grandparents at all stages of proceedings, from conciliation hearings and directions hearings through to fact-find hearings and final hearings.
He is experienced in representing clients in applications for child arrangements orders, non-molestation orders, specific issue orders and occupation orders. He is instructed in cases concerning allegations of rape and domestic violence.
Stephen represents parents in proceedings involving allegations of non-accidental injuries and neglect. He has also represented Local Authorities. Stephen has been instructed to represent clients at applications for interim care orders, directions hearings, IRHs and final hearings.
Stephen accepts instructions to represent Applicants and Respondents in matrimonial finance proceedings.
Stephen prosecutes and defends in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court.
He has conducted trials involving allegations of sexual assault, threats to kill, ABH and witness intimidation. Stephen has also prosecuted and defended in ‘County Lines’ cases involving conspiracies to supply Class A drugs.
Stephen accepts instructions in all areas of civil law.
He represents Claimants and Defendants in trials, stage 3 hearings, infant approval hearings, possession claims, insolvency proceedings and interlocutory applications.
Stephen has represented government departments, regulatory bodies, FTSE 100 companies, a professional football club and the CEO of a high street bank. Stephen has obtained possession orders in several high-profile trespass claims which attracted national news coverage. Stephen has also represented clients at the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).
Stephen accepts instructions to advise on liability, quantum and prospects of success. He also accepts instructions to draft pleadings.
Stephen is a civil & commercial mediator. He accepts instructions to act as a mediator and as a mediation advocate.
Stephen has delivered a training session to a leading law firm on claims arising from road traffic accidents.