Stephen is a partner in the Media and Dispute Resolution teams.  He also heads up SMAB’s data protection unit.

He is a leading practitioner in media, commercial  & film litigation, and  in the regulatory field. He has specialist expertise in sports, regulatory matters, data protection, defamation  & privacy as well as  generally in investigative and forensic work.

Before entering the law, Stephen gained a broad experience base as a journalist, a parliamentary researcher, and as an editor. which equips him with a wider perspective on the role of legal issues within the larger context of commerce and public opinion.

Chambers UK 2017 states that Stephen is “ a phenomenal litigator”.” He has previously been described by the guide as “sharp as a whip…a tenacious litigator”. The Legal 500 2016 recommended Stephen, whilst previous editions have hailed him as “one of the best forensic solicitors, with a great nose for a case” and credited his “particular expertise in forensic cases where evidence is of high importance”.

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