Corporate and Commercial Lawyer

Stephen advises entrepreneurs, family companies, partnerships, trustees and closely-held businesses on their ownership and management structures, succession planning and business affairs.  Approachable and empathetic, he draws on his wide experience to find solutions to the complex problems of ownership, control, asset protection and succession that arise in wealthy families and among business owners, not least the effects of death or divorce, and which impact on their business affairs.

Stephen has worked in the UK and Germany, both in industry and private practice in several major London firms.  Many of his clients are inward investors to the UK which he advises on their businesses structures and affairs.

  • Companies & Partnerships
  • Family and business structuring, mission statements and family constitutions
  • Corporate
  • Commercial agreements
  • Employment
  • Finance and security
  • Inward investment

University: King’s College London

Year of qualification:  1973

Key firms/companies:   Bird & Bird, Babcock International plc, Blue Circle Industries plc, Middleton Potts, Dawsons LLP, Hunters Law LLP


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We have a diverse and much coveted client base who expect exceptional service from like-minded trusted advisers. We look for commercial individuals who are highly experienced and skilled in their area of specialism, who have received recognition for their services and who are used to working with integrity for UHNW clients in a collaborative and practical manner.

Our Values:
Diversity & Inclusion

If you are an experienced trusted adviser for UHNW clients, you share our Values and you are passionate about delivering exceptional client experience and working with like-minded trusted advisers and clients, we would like to hear from you.

In return, instead of a dotted line to people you refer work to, you can look forward to playing a part in an environment where those relationships are equitable, transparent and commercial.In addition, you can enjoy plenty of opportunities to cross-fertilise your networks and help your clients by having direct access to other top class trusted advisers in your industry.