Steven is an insurance litigation and local authority lawyer with over twenty years’ experience of general insurance work, with particular expertise in defending local authorities, public authorities and insurers against the whole range of personal injury and civil claims brought against them. He is consistently recommended by Legal 500.

He specialises in employers’ and public liability claims, including claims against highway authorities and claims arising out of accidents at work, stress at work, bullying and harassment. He also deals with claims relating to misfeasance, education, discrimination and social services and defends insurance coverage disputes. He also advises on risk management, insurance procurement, data protection and freedom of information.

Steven frequently presents seminars and training to clients and has presented to CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy), ALARM (Association of Local Authority Risk Managers) the IHE (Institute of Highway Engineers), and at Traffex, as well as to regional local authority insurance officer and other local authority groups.

He regularly writes bulletins and blogs and has had articles published in the Solicitors Journal, the Law Society’s Litigation Funding journal, Butterworths’ Civil Costs Newsletter, the PI Brief Update Law Journal, Insurance Day, Local Government Lawyer and Public Law Today.

Steven has worked with the UKRLG on their review of Well-maintained Highways, the Code of Practice for Highway Maintenance Management, he was a Corresponding Member to the review of the Codes of Practice sits on the Highway Liability Joint Task Group and is a contributing author to the new edition of Well-Managed Highway Liability Risk.