Stephen is experienced in all areas of serious, organised, complex and sensitive crime, such as homicide (including non-accidental head injury), causing death by dangerous driving, organised crime, rape and other serious sexual offences, domestic extremism, complex fraud and large-scale drugs offences. He is also experienced in crime-related judicial review and appellate work, and civil pleadings (having had a mixed practice some years ago).
Stephen is a Grade 4 CPS Prosecutor in London and the South East, who has also been appointed to the CPS Headquarters Serious Crime Group Specialist Panel and to the Specialist Rape Panel. His recent cases include the prosecution of a drug importation conspiracy involving £2m worth of cocaine, the prosecution of a Latvian defendant charged with allegations of marital rape and threats to kill, and the prosecution of an optician accused of systematically defrauding the NHS.
His recent defence work includes defending an Afghan refugee on allegation of anal rape, defending a Lithuanian national on a charge of murder, and defending an alleged armed robber.
Stephen is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers UK 2013, where he is credited with having “a tremendous knowledge of criminal law” which he allies to a “smooth advocacy style.”