Stephen is a construction and engineering lawyer in our Newcastle office. He specialises in dispute resolution and acts for a broad range of clients including developers, housebuilders, contractors, sub-contractors and construction professionals.
His experience includes:
Successfully defending adjudication proceedings brought against a firm of consulting engineers, which resulted in no payment being made;
Helping a leading housebuilder to successfully manage a troublesome project through to its completion, whilst avoiding a final account dispute with a sub-contractor;
Advising a bank regarding its obligations to release payment under an on-demand bond worth around $14million;
Acting for a leading contractor and securing the recovery of outstanding payments through negotiation, without the need for formal proceedings;
Successfully defending a firm of architects in response to a professional negligence claim, helping mitigate the client's position to achieve a resolution on favourable terms.
Stephen qualified in 2007 and joined DAC Beachcroft in 2013.