Stephen is an experienced, specialist civil practitioner who has extensive knowledge of credit hire arguments gained over many years representing both Claimants and Defendants in fast-track and multi-track trials. He has extensive knowledge of the different issues, including impecuniosity, taxi hire and application of BHR evidence.
He is also instructed in related bailee, penalty clause and subrogation disputes.
His degree in Physiology gives him a particularly useful insight into and understanding of more complicated medical issues involved in personal injury claims, which can accompany credit hire claims.
Stephen is noted for his persuasive advocacy abilities and his comprehensive knowledge of the civil procedure rules. His skill with costs arguments makes him very sought after for Costs and Case Management hearings.
Stephen is qualified to accept instructions under the Bar Council Direct Access Scheme.
“has solid expertise in industrial disease claims, road traffic accidents and complex medical cases.” “He has expertise in employers’ and public liability claims.”
Legal 500 2019
“unflappable and methodical”
Legal 500 2017
“a safe pair of hands”
Legal 500 2016
BSc (Hons), Bristol 1995
Dip Law, BPP Law School 1996
BVC (Very Competent), Inns of Court School of Law 1997