Counsel PSL, London
Education and qualifications
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: Applicable law, jurisdiction and recognition of judgments in the UK – the Withdrawal Agreement, transition period, and beyond (click here)
- UK: Commercial Court reaffirms application of the Brussels I Recast’s “anti-torpedo” regime to asymmetric jurisdiction clauses (click here)
- UK: High Court considers scope of issuers’ liability for published information under s.90A FSMA (click here)
- UK: Landmark Supreme Court judgment reviews the jurisdiction of the English courts to hear tort claims against UK multinational groups (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)
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.