Stephen has practised criminal law for the last 22 years; he has considerable experience in all courts and types of case. Stephen's practice is evenly split between prosecuting and defending and regularly sees him involved in cases of attempted murder, rape, child sex, violence, fraud and drug-related offences.
Stephen is an experienced and powerful advocate. At home in all areas and levels of the criminal justice system he approaches each case with an engaging originality and determination.
Stephen is particularly skilled in cases involving the most serious sexual allegations, large drug conspiracies and all types of violent offending; he is regularly instructed as a leading junior.
Stephen has great familiarity with applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act and is often asked to give advice on PII, disclosure and human rights issues.
Stephen has particular experience in cases involving very young, very elderly or handicapped witnesses/defendants requiring an intermediary. He is practised in cases concerning racial allegations and those involving the social services and fostering agencies.
Stephen works regularly for the complex crime unit and is on SOCA’s list of approved advocates.