Steven is a high-profile multi-track personal injury practitioner with over 25 years’ experience of dealing with complex and high value road traffic, employers’ liability, public and product liability cases.
He has twice been a finalist for Lawyer of the Year at the Northern Law Awards.
Steven has been complimented for his skills as an advocate on numerous occasions over the years, with the Court of Appeal describing his submissions as “very high quality” in Zurich v Umerji, as “excellent” in Bird v Acorn and of having “the elegance of simplicity” in McBride v UK Insurance.
Steven is ranked as a Band 1 Personal Injury Practitioner in Chambers & Partners Guide, which describes him as a “… Highly regarded senior junior who acts for both claimants and defendants in high-value personal injury claims. He has an excellent reputation for his handling of high-profile test case litigation. His cases involve complex medical and legal evidence…” and as an advocate who is “…Well received in court, very friendly and welcoming to clients. Steven is able to quickly identify the key issues and produce succinct arguments to support his opinion…”
The Legal 500 similarly identifies Steven as a Leading Individual in personal injury work, describing him as “…Very approachable with exceptional client care skills with a keen eye for detail. Steven is able to quickly identify the key issues and produce succinct arguments to support his opinion. He has the ability to unravel complex issues into easily digestible pieces which complement his excellent presentation skills and no nonsense approach…”
Steven’s cases tend to involve six or seven figure damages sums, though he does accept work at a lower value (for an appropriate fee) where complex or interesting issues arise.
Steven travels nationwide for hearings and conferences and is adept at working remotely with paperless instructions.
He is willing to act on a CFA-basis in suitable cases and is direct access qualified