Stephen is an associate in the Squire Patton Boggs Construction Practice.

    He has expertise in both contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering law, dealing with a number of infrastructure projects, both nationally and internationally.

    Stephen deals on matters for a range of clients including public bodies, housing trusts, developers and private companies. 

    Stephen has experience with a variety of contract procurement methods including traditional construction management and design and build. He also has an understanding of standard form contracts including the JCT suite of contracts, NEC3 Engineering Construction Contract and bespoke contracts.

    In 2012 Stephen spent four months on secondment to the Squire Patton Boggs Paris office. He has also previously spent six months on a client secondment to Aston Villa Football Club, working alongside its in-house legal team.

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    Contentious

    • Acting for a local authority (employer) in relation to a dispute against a contractor regarding a design and build contract for a large-scale tram infrastructure project including acting as referring and responding party in several adjudications.
    • Acting for one of the largest UK housing trusts (employer) in relation to a circa £100,000 claim against a contractor regarding faulty installation of care home heating equipment.
    • Acting for a UK financial services holding company (employer) in relation to a potential dispute arising from the design and construction of an office development.
    • Acting for a leading UK house builder (employer) in relation to a potential dispute arising from settlement and surcharging issues on a housing site.

    Non-contentious

    • Acting for a non-departmental public investment body (employer) in relation to an infrastructure design and build contract.
    • Acting for an independent charitable trust (employer) in relation to a public land restoration project.
    • Acting for a leading multinational insurance company (employer) in relation to a dispute involving a claim for damages arising from defective design/workmanship causing cracking to concrete slab flooring.
    • Acting for a UK gas network operator and transporter (employer) in relation to advice sought regarding a building defect/gas network safety issue.  

    Education

    • University of Law, Postgraduate Diploma, Legal Practice, 2010
    • University of Warwick, LL.B., European Law, 2009

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2013

    Languages

    • English
    • French

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    • “Royaume-Uni: Réforme de la Chambre des Lords: Vers un Sénat à la Française?”, La Revue, 10 May 2012.
    • “Nomination Récurrente d’un Arbitre et Impartialité”, La Revue, 29 March 2012.

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