Stephen is the firm's Chief Executive and is responsible for the management and strategic direction of the business across the UK. Before his appointment, Stephen had been deputy CEO since 2009. Before taking on the role of CEO his practice involved advising a variety of UK and overseas clients on corporate matters, including joint ventures, acquisitions and reorganizations, with a focus on the renewables, property, drinks and leisure industries.
Stephen primarily focuses on the renewables, property, drinks and leisure industries. He advises a variety of UK and overseas clients on corporate matters, including joint ventures, acquisitions and reorganisations, and leads the corporate side of the firm's Renewables Group. He has recently advised on a very large multiparty international joint venture in the renewables field and acted for the bidding consortium on a successful bid for a Zone in Round 3 of the Crown Estate's offshore wind programme. Chambers 2010 describes him as an absolutely excellent adviser who always talks common sense.