Position(s) Senior associate, Solicitor
Area(s) of Practice Business Defence, Criminal Defence, HMRC
Phone 0115 852 6425
Steve is a Senior Associate specialising in the defence of individuals and businesses facing financial enquiries, investigations and allegations. Steve has particular expertise in matters involving HMRC, alongside an established background of cases relating to alleged serious financial misconduct, serious fraud, proceeds of crime, and regulatory defence work.
Steve has advised many professionals and businesses to guide them through often difficult and stressful times. Whether you are a business or individual, Steve is an advocate for early intervention and advice which has prevented a number of matters from proceeding to investigation and in some criminal cases, a prosecution.
Steve has been successful in a number of landmark cases, from the early investigations and prosecutions arising out of offshore disclosure obligations, through to lengthy and complex crown court trials. Of particular note was his involvement in the successful defence of a high profile trial of a football Premier League Chairman.
Steve continues to defend a wide range of businesses and individuals investigated and/or prosecuted by regulatory bodies. He prides himself on his commitment to clients and is adept at understanding his clients’ needs whilst working tirelessly to achieve the best possible result.
Alongside Steve’s practice in defence work, he has gained a considerable amount of experience regarding the procedure as to how, when and why criminal proceedings are brought and is able to advise those considering bringing a prosecution or those who simply are unsure about what to do next where something has gone wrong, often in a commercial setting. If Steve is unable to assist directly, he can draw on his network of professionals who advise across the business spectrum to help solve your problem.
Steve is a recommended solicitor in the Legal 500. Steve completed his degree at Birmingham University and achieved a distinction at the College of Law in York. He is a member of Nottinghamshire Law Society’s Education and Training Committee, the Proceeds of Crime Lawyer’s Association and attends the Midlands Fraud Forum.