Stephen's practice encompasses all aspects of contentious trust and succession and Court of Protection work, often involving an international dimension.
He regularly advises on challenges to the validity of wills, issues of construction and rectification of wills and deeds, constructive trust and proprietary estoppel claims, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, and professional negligence claims involving estate planning, trust and succession issues.
Stephen is an active member of the Elder law team. He has particular expertise in proceedings before the Court of Protection, where he frequently acts for both applicants and respondents in applications for statutory wills, lifetime gifts, contested registrations of powers of attorney, deputyships and health and welfare decisions.
Stephen has been seconded to the Official Solicitor's Department.