Stephen is the Owner of MLP Law and leads our Commercial, IP and Dispute Resolution teams which provide advice on all aspects of the law relating to mergers, acquisitions, financing, re-structuring, complex commercial contracts, standard trading terms, share options, shareholder and partnership agreements, commercial dispute resolution, joint venture and partnering arrangements, IT and Technology law, Intellectual Property, EU and competition law, Brexit and GDPR.
Stephen has over 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious business law and business ownership with a particular specialism in digital, technology, healthcare and family owned businesses. Along with Stephen’s experience in business law and ownership, he also has over 20 years of experience dealing with Dispute Resolution Law such as commercial disputes and litigation cases. Recommended in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, Stephen is renowned for his focus on identifying early on a client’s successful outcome and then relentlessly pursuing that outcome.
Stephen spent over 10 years at a leading city firm before moving to MLP Law. He acquired MLP Law through a MBO in 2014 continuing to develop the firm as a boutique corporate and commercial firm with a specialist private client offering renowned for the quality of its people and its first class client service. During that time Stephen has published a book “Family Business Succession – the options and pitfalls” and raised significant amounts of money for charity.