Stephen qualified as a solicitor while working as a planning officer at Surrey County Council.  On qualification he joined Denton Hall (now Dentons) becoming a partner 8 years later.  Stephen has subsequently held partnership positions at Eversheds and SJ Berwin/King & Wood Mallesons before joining Clyde & Co in November 2016.

He has worked on a number of the Country's largest new settlement and urban extension projects including Barking Riverside, The Wixams (south of Bedford), Northstowe (Cambridge), Eastern Quarry (Ebbsfleet) and Emersons Green (Bristol).  His retail planning experience includes acting on a number of projects for Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer and LXB.

Stephen's wider experience includes advising on stadium development proposals for Chelsea and Leeds United football clubs; on various airport development proposals and on a number of other infrastructure projects.

Stephen is a member of the Law Society, the Royal Town Planning Institute and chairs the City of London Law Society Planning and Environmental Law Committee.