Stephen advises on start-ups, reorganisations, acquisitions and disposals in the insurance sector and regularly advises Lloyd’s underwriting businesses on a wide variety of matters, including transactions with commercial banks and reinsurers for the provision of funds at Lloyd’s, consortium underwriting arrangements and ‘turnkey’ management arrangements.

Stephen is described in a recent edition of Chambers as “capable of taking a ‘high-level view,’ but is also felt to have ‘a real grip on the underlying business matters. He has a formidable standing in the Lloyd's market” and in Legal 500 UK 2011 as “a ‘first-choice adviser’ with ‘extensive expertise’, particularly regarding the London and Lloyd’s market”.

He is featured as a leading individual in insurance: corporate and regulatory in Legal 500 UK 2011 and as an expert in insurance in Legal Business’ Legal Experts 2011.