He practises in all areas of criminal law, specialising in protest law and appellate work. Stephen’s crime practice has seen him defending in a wide range of criminal cases including:
· Protest law;
· Public disorder;
· Homicide appeals;
· Serious violence;
· Class A drug supply;
· Slavery and trafficking.
Stephen is currently briefed in a number of long-running cases with the CCRC. He has been instructed in cases in the Crown Court, High Court, and Court of Appeal which have received significant media attention. He has previously been named The Times’ Lawyer of the Week.
Stephen has considerable experience dealing with driving matters, helping defendants to contest trials for motoring offences and to argue for special reasons for people to keep their driving licences.
Stephen is qualified to conduct litigation work and is able to take instructions directly from clients without a solicitor. His direct access appeals work can be seen at https://ccrcapplications.com/.
Stephen is also a member of the Immigration Team. He regularly appears in the Upper Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeal on human rights and asylum matters. He is currently instructed in a number of high-profile cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
Stephen’s work is mostly publicly funded but he is also prepared to accept privately funded or pro bono work in appropriate cases, including on a direct access basis. He helps to run the pro bono legal clinic for EEA nationals at Akwaaba.