Stephen is an associate in our litigation and dispute resolution team. Stephen works with major financial institutions and State bodies and has extensive experience in advising and acting on behalf of various stakeholders in the commercial and regulatory sphere.
Stephen has broad expertise in litigation and regulatory matters, having acted on behalf of a number of professional regulators in the course of professional misconduct inquiries and in litigation before the superior courts. Stephen also has strong experience in providing strategic advice to clients across a broad spectrum of areas, including in respect of administrative law, regulatory law and in respect of commercial issues.
Stephen has extensive experience as both a barrister and a solicitor in acting for a wide range of clients in complex litigation before the High Court (including the Commercial Court), the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, particularly in respect of judicial review, chancery and commercial proceedings.
Stephen has also lectured, on a frequent basis, on important regulatory issues for clients and for key senior management and staff of various regulatory and associated bodies
- Law Society of Ireland in proceedings wherein the President of the High Court emphasised the availability and likelihood of a solicitor being stuck off the Roll of Solicitors for misconduct involving dishonesty
- A professional regulator in respect of High Court judicial review proceedings concerning the readmission to practice of a former member
- A statutory authority in respect of High Court litigation concerning the statutory powers of that authority
- A client in complex Commercial Court proceedings concerning the enforcement of guarantees
- A regulatory client in relation to the interpretation and impact of various statutory provisions, including the Ombudsman Acts 1980-2012
- A regulatory client in the preparation of a formal draft submission on their behalf in relation to the creation of a statutory framework of regulation
- A statutory authority on the extent to which it must provide reasons for its decisions