Stephen qualified as a Solicitor in 2014 and joined the firm in 2015.
Stephen began his career practicing Criminal Law. During his training contract he became a member of the Police Station Representatives Accreditation Scheme. Within 6 months of qualifying as a Solicitor, Stephen qualified as a Duty Solicitor and was admitted as a member of the Darlington and South Durham Criminal Court Duty Solicitor scheme.
Stephen has gained substantial experience in dealing with serious offences including murder, manslaughter, serious sexual offences, high value drugs conspiracies and conspiracies to commit armed robbery.
Stephen also provides representation at the Magistrates Court. He has extensive experience in defending those accused of assault upon children and vulnerable persons. He has received praise from a District Judge for his exceptional competence and handling of a case of this nature.
Stephen also has extensive experience in dealing with Proceeds of Crime Act matters.
Stephen also deals with Employment Law acting for both Claimants and Respondents and provides representation at the Employment Tribunal.
Stephen also acts in matters involving Civil Litigation including personal injury and claims against the Police.