House sales and purchases
All property related issues
Stephen is a highly respected property lawyer. His knowledge and practical approach has earned him a loyal client following. Both individuals and families come to him as solicitor when any property matters arise. Stephen is often recommended by local estate agents and he is first choice solicitor for many local business owners. He also has a following of property developers who know they can rely on his thorough and practical approach. His high standard of client care ensures that clear advice is always given on costs at the start of every matter to ensure there are no unexpected surprises.
Before coming into law Stephen enjoyed a 12 year career in a large multinational retailer working in a number of commercial management roles and later as an IT project manager.
Having obtained that broad experience, he completed his legal practice course at Bournemouth University obtaining a distinction as well as winning a Law Society prize for the highest aggregate marks achieved on that course. Stephen undertook his articles at Williams Thompson and qualified in 2008.
In the Office
With his background experience, it is not surprising that it was not long before Stephen was invited into the partnership which he joined in 2010.
Stephen is Head of Property and takes a crucial role in the firm in managing the property department and maintaining the firm’s Quality Conveyancing Mark. His IT experience is also a major contributor to the fact that the firm’s IT systems are among the most advanced in the area. He is also the firm’s Compliance Officer.
Outside of the Office
Stephen is a well known and well respected Christchurch figure. He has been chairman of Christchurch Roundtable and is currently President of Christchurch Chamber of Trade and Commerce. He is the Governor of a local Christchurch school and is involved in helping to run a number of high profile charity events throughout the year in the Christchurch area.
He lives in Christchurch with his wife and two young daughters.