Steven qualified as a solicitor in 1996, as an insolvency practitioner in 1999, and a solicitor advocate in 2013, before transferring to the Bar in 2014. He became a CEDR-accredited mediator in 2012.
Steven’s commercial practice includes:
- Shareholder disputes
- Partnership and LLP disputes
- Sale of goods and supply of services
- Banking and finance litigation
- Franchise litigation
- Commercial fraud, including applications for freezing injunctions and search and seizure orders
- Consumer Credit
Steven also regularly undertakes non-contentious advisory work on instructions from solicitors.
AS A BARRISTER:
One Fish Company Ltd v Iceland Foods Ltd  EWHC 3347 (Ch) (acting for claimant in litigation concerning repudiation of supermarket supply contract)
Erlam v Rahman  EWHC 111 (Ch) (sham transactions and beneficial interests in relation to charging orders and judgment debts)
Zelouf v Khanna  EWHC 205 (Ch) (grounds for challenging the approval of IVAs).
Barclays Bank plc v Sharma and others  EWHC 2806 (Ch) (acted for petition in application to restore company to the register to allow independent review of its administration)
Royal Bank of Scotland plc v McCarthy  EWHC 3626 (QB) (defence of procuring a breach of contract in the context of a claim for repayment of a professional practice loan)
AS A SOLICITOR:
HMRC v SED Essex Limited  EWHC 1583(Ch) (acting for HMRC in relation to the provisional liquidation of a company involved in VAT and alcohol fraud)
Wade v Poppleton & Appleby  EWHC 3159 (professional negligence and breach of duty claim against insolvency practitioners)