Stephen qualified as a Solicitor in 1976 and after practising in many areas of litigation, was Head of Crime at White & Bowker from 1990 until the formation of GPG in 2006 where he was a partner until 2015.

A former administrator of the local Duty Solicitor Scheme and past chairman of the Eastleigh Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Stephen is a Duty Solicitor who specialises in criminal defence across the range of criminal offences. He has prosecuted in Regulatory Proceedings and has extensive experience in road traffic law.

He has been described in Chambers UK, A Guide to the Legal Profession, as “a safe pair of hands and he really understands how to deal with sensitive issues”.

Stephen retired in 2018.