Stephen Whitaker - Banking, Finance and Financial Regulation
His main practice areas are:-
• Company and Partnership
• Trusts and Probate
• Commercial and Banking
Publications include joint editor in the current re-editing of Mithani: Directors' Disqualification and a number of other books, including the title "Corporate Insolvency" in the Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents (2004). In practice from 1971-1995 with John Knox QC and others at 11 New Square Lincoln's Inn - a traditional chancery set - where he still retains a door tenancy. First chancery lawyer to join No5 Chambers (as an associate tenant in 1982) full-time 1996 to date.
Detailed cv in all practice areas available from practice managers or by download.
Manchester Grammar School, Worcester College Oxford
(Andrew Dixon Scholar); MA in Jurisprudence, BCL
"A very senior junior who certainly knows his onions." "A very, very clever man and a safe pair of hands who wouldn't need a leader."
Chambers UK 2017
"A very solid performer - on legal analysis, he's probably better than anyone."
Chambers UK 2016
"Receives warm market approval for his handling of a broad range of partnership disputes."
Chambers UK 2014
Chancery Bar Association; Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association.
Recent cases include:-
Barclays Bank v Harris (Reported as: Royal Bank of Scotland plc v Etridge (No 2)) House of Lords  UKHL 44;  2 AC 773, in which he wrote the first draft of the "generic" case for the wives. Re Smith (A Bankrupt); Smith v Ian Simpson & Co  Ch 239, Court of Appeal (Change of carriage orders on bankruptcy petition;
Insolvency Rules 1986 and ultra vires)