Partner in Construction,
and Dispute Resolution & Commercial Litigation
Stephen has specialised in construction law for over 27 years.
Formerly a partner at Shoosmiths, he is regularly recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as an expert in construction law.
The focus of his practice is contentious construction.
Stephen acts for main contractors, sub-contractors, specialist contractors, employers, developers, funders, consultants and end-user occupiers. He has extensive knowledge and experience of adjudication, arbitration, litigation, mediation, expert determination and other forms of alternative dispute resolution
Stephen can also handle non-contentious construction including drafting and amendment of bespoke and standard form building and engineering contracts (JCT, NEC, ICE and other institutional forms of contracts) consultants’ appointments, bonds, guarantees and warranties.
Stephen always strives to help clients achieve their commercial objectives as cost effectively, quickly, and smoothly as possible.
As well as being a strong technical lawyer, Stephen has a proven track record of business generation and bringing clients and contacts together to generate business opportunities.
- R and C Electrical Engineers Ltd v Shaylor Construction Limited (2012) EWHC 1254 (TCC).
- Oakrock Ltd v Travelodge Hotels Ltd & Ors  EWHC 30 (TCC)