Associate Solicitor Advocate - Criminal Law and Motoring Offences
Agriculture, Criminal Law, Motoring Offences, Environmental Law
Stephen is a Solicitor Advocate based at the Shrewsbury offices. He qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and joined Lanyon Bowdler in 2008.
A highly experienced duty solicitor, Stephen regularly appears at local Youth, Magistrates’ and Crown Courts in addition to representing clients at police stations for a wide spectrum of offences.
Stephen covers all aspects of criminal law ranging from summary to indictable only offences, and has been handling motoring offences since he qualified as a solicitor.
He has particular expertise in dealing with youth matters and has helped develop a niche motoring law department within the firm. Stephen provides regular criminal and motoring law updates for the Lanyon Bowdler blog.
Stephen has previously received the national Criminal Lawyers' Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award, presented by Cherie Blair, who commented that she was deeply moved by letters of support that Stephen had received in recognition of his work.
The 2020 edition of The Legal 500 recognises Stephen as a Recommended Lawyer and a Rising Star, stating that he 'is a passionate lawyer who cares immensely about his clients'.
Hannah Giddins from Witney, Oxfordshire, has this to say about Stephen:
"Steve was great throughout the whole process, from the minute I met him at the police station to the court hearing. He was very helpful, supportive and understanding. He answered all of my questions and explained the law to me in detail so we could work out how to proceed with my case. I would highly recommend him and Lanyon Bowdler to anyone else needing a solicitor."
E Cairney from Hereford:
"The whole experience from start to finish from Stephen and his team at Lanyon Bowdler was very professional and straightforward, nothing was over complicated thoughout the process, and the end result could have not been better. I found in Stephen an understanding on how the law worked and his passion for his chosen profession showed."
DB from Bridgnorth:
"I just wanted to thank you again for yesterday, you are a very calming influence. It was a good result but even if it hadn’t have gone so well I would still be as grateful because I really felt like we were in very safe hands."
Another client says:
"Stephen was exceptional and it has been very easy to deal with this case thanks to his communications. He made an excellent case for me today and I am in no doubt that without his representation I would not have received the pleasing result that was reached today by the magistrates. Many many thanks."