Stephen joined as a Partner in the construction and engineering team at Stevens & Bolton LLP in March 2015, having begun his career as a contractor and consulting engineer running his own engineering consultancy, before joining Charles Russell in 2001 and qualifying as a lawyer in 2003.
Stephen is a chartered engineer and has worked in contracting and construction in the UK and Canada for over 25 years, and is a leading construction lawyer well known in the market. He is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers UK, where clients praise his "understanding of the industry" and "commercial attitude" as well as his “impressive” breadth of knowledge.
Stephen’s practice covers both contentious and non-contentious construction work across high-value procurement and contractual construction matters. He represents private and public sector clients on a range of issues. His mandates include project rescues for corporate clients, representing ultra-high net worth private clients on property acquisitions and high-end fit-outs and acting for developers on large residential schemes. He also acts for clients on a range of disputes. Stephen often gets involved at the early stages of a project to provide practical procurement advice and will then modify standard forms to ensure that risk is properly allocated.
Stephen frequently talks on engineering and industry themes and lectures for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.