Steve hails from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. He qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and joined Gosschalks soon after. Steve has specialised in insolvency since 2004 and is the only lawyer in Hull to be commended for his expertise in this field in Chambers & Partners.
A partner and Head of Insolvency, Steve handles a general commercial litigation caseload, including contractual claims, sale of goods, disputes between shareholders and directors, and property litigation.
“It’s key that you consider at the earliest possible stage whether there are any legal implications of something you’re about to do or say, or something that’s been done or said to you, and then take legal advice at that point. This will give you the widest range of options to resolve the legal issues without expensive recourse to the Court.”
Steve is renowned for his strong analytical skills, his ability to instinctively recognise the core issues of every case, and how quickly he can build up rapport and trust with his clients. Chambers & Partners describe him as a ‘well known figure in the corporate recovery arena. Clients say he has good technical knowledge of insolvency and is quick to respond.’
“If you find yourself in a dispute or difficult situation, be very clear about your objective and never lose sight of the cost to benefit ratio.”
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