Stephen Lacey

Counsel PSL, London

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Stephen is a Counsel Professional Support Lawyer in Linklaters’ Dispute Resolution department. His areas of specialism include international commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration and private international law; in which Stephen regularly produces briefing materials and delivers training both internally and to clients of Linklaters.
Stephen also advises and presents on Brexit related matters, is a member of Linklaters’ Brexit working group and is the author of written submissions made by Linklaters on the impact of Brexit on civil and commercial justice.

Some examples of recent briefing notes authored by Stephen include:

  • UK/EU: “No-deal”, applicable law, and jurisdiction/ recognition of judgments in the UK – Where are we now? (click here)
  • UK: Giving with one hand and taking away with the other – the Court of Appeal revisits litigation privilege. (click here)
  • UK: Court of Appeal reverses first instance ENRC decision in significant ruling on scope of legal professional privilege (click here)
  • EU: Prospectus liability before the CJEU: Kolassa refined, but how far? (click here)

Professional experience

Stephen was a trainee solicitor at Linklaters before qualifying as a solicitor in 2003. He then spend four years as an associate in the Dispute Resolution department at Linklaters, during which time Stephen completed secondments at the Court of Appeal as a Judicial Assistant, and at a major professional services practice.
In 2007 Stephen moved firms to take up a role as a Professional Support Lawyer for the first time before, in 2008, returning to Linklaters in a PSL role. In 2018 he was promoted to Counsel PSL. 

Education and qualifications

Stephen is a graduate of Cambridge University and read law at Queens’ College.