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Stephen has over 20 years' experience resolving issues and disputes for all sizes of businesses and also for private individuals. His team pride themselves on providing cost-effective, outcome-driven solutions which foster long-term client relationships.


He advises and supports a wide range of clients with particular focus on the following areas:

  • Commercial and Contract Disputes
  • Material Damage – Flood, Fire, Subsidence, Landslip, Theft, Impact
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Risks
  • Volume Damage Recovery Programmes – Highways Infrastructure / Buildings / Vehicles

Stephen is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 (2020 Edition).

Experience and Recent Cases:

  • Cross jurisdictional product dispute on behalf of a major UK food manufacturer
  • Professional negligence action against the auditors of a logistics company
  • Recovery action against a major waste disposal company for the delivery in of contaminated waste to client’s facility (live ammunition)
  • Supply chain dispute following the supply of contaminated food ingredients to a major UK restaurant group
  • Group litigation for 22 residents following a landslip arising from neighbouring construction work in Rochdale
  • Defending a major supermarket chain against 56 residents claims for nuisance following the construction and operation of a large supermarket in Liverpool
  • Acting on behalf of a global drinks manufacturer following the recall of promotional tea mugs in packaging in a multi-million pound action against the product supplier
  • Defending a hoist manufacturer in a £1.5m action arising from catastrophic injury by the end user
  • Defending a major construction company in an action by a local authority following failure of a sewer upgrade scheme
  • Developing and managing infrastructure damage recovery programmes on behalf of a number of major construction highways companies and local authorities

Key Reported Cases:

Jones v. Twinsectra. Reference: [2002] EWCA Civ 668 Court of Appeal
(Solicitor / own client costs dispute as to venue of Detailed Assessment)

JG Pears (Newark) Ltd v Omega Proteins Limited [2009] EWHC 1070 Commercial Court
(Commercial contractual chain dispute)

MMI v Zurich, Adur District Council and 9 others UKSC 2011/0028 (High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court)
(EL Policy trigger litigation. Acted for Adur District Council throughout)


Expertise: Sectors


Built Environment

Expertise: Services


Public & Third Sector

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