Steven joined the bar in 2011 having previously qualified as a Solicitor in 2005. Steven is authorised to accept direct access instructions and it is willing to accept instructions on a CFA basis.
Steven has developed a successful practice encompassing credit hire litigation, personal injury litigation (including insurance fraud) and costs. Steven is known for his robust, yet friendly, approach to litigation.
Since 2002 (when he joined private practice) Steven has represented many of the countries leading insurers in relation to matters of policy and litigation procedure and practice. In addition, he acts for many of the countries leading Credit Hire Organisations and Insurers.
Since successfully transferring to the bar, Steven specialises in credit hire litigation for both Defendant’s and Claimant’s. He deals with cases of the utmost complexity including enforceability of agreements, misrepresentation, fraud, technical BHR arguments and high value prestige vehicle claims. Steven has a particular specialism in defending high value taxi credit hire claims.
Steven is retained Counsel for a large PLC credit hire organisation and advises at board level on matters of policy, procedure and litigation strategy. Steven regularly appears Nationwide before the County and High Court, undertaking Fast and Multi track trials and appeals on behalf of both Defendant’s and Claimant’s.
He is often instructed at an early stage of proceedings by insurers when fraud or/or misrepresentation is alleged, and has a particular specialism in defending fraudulent credit hire claims.
Steven is a regular speaker at the CLT credit hire conference and has also undertaken training seminars for firms of Solicitors. as well as insurers.