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Call: 2013, (Solicitor: 1991)   

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Practice Overview

Higher rights of audience: 2001

Stephen has a broad-based dispute resolution practice and acts in complex commercial disputes, usually with an international dimension. He has successfully advised some of the world’s largest corporations.

His experience covers both litigation and international arbitration, extending to all types of contractual dispute, including joint venture and warranty claims, across sectors including asset management, automotive, aviation, chemicals, hospitality, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, technology and telecoms.

Stephen regularly advises in relation to shareholders’ rights and directors’ duties. He has been instructed in a number of high value fraud cases.

Stephen has appeared regularly since 2001 in various divisions of the High Court, mainly the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division, and in the Court of Appeal. He also practices in the DIFC Courts.

Stephen has appeared in arbitrations both ad hoc and under the rules of various institutions including the AAA, ICC, LCIA and LMAA and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the LCIA.

Stephen is a CEDR Accredited Mediator and has extensive experience of mediation having acted as mediator and appeared for clients in dozens of mediations.