Stephen is a highly experienced employment lawyer who has been in practice since 1976 and is a qualified arbitrator and mediator. He frequently acts for senior executives exiting their positions or looking to take up new employment and for employers with similar issues. Stephen also regularly advises companies on handling difficult problems involving senior executives and trustees or within partnerships as well as corporate employment law issues.

Stephen’s accreditations enable him to additionally advise on a variety of disputes relating to both civil and commercial matters as well as in the context of employment, with extensive experience at every level from the Employment Tribunal to the Supreme Court. He also accepts appointments as an independent investigator in complex and sensitive employment disputes.

Stephen’s clients include employers in the leisure, retail and hotel sectors. He also has extensive experience of employment issues in schools as well as City-based institutions. Stephen is a Vice-President of the Industrial Law Society and the immediate past-Chair of the Employment Appeal Tribunal Users Group. His expertise is often called upon by the leading employment publications for comment on the latest cases and legislative changes. Stephen is also a member of the editorial boards of Employment Law Briefing, Industrial Law Journal and Employment Law Journal.