Stephen has specialised in credit, debt and insolvency work since 1987, and has extensive experience in dealing with the full range of these procedures. Prior to setting up his own consultancy, he was a Business Recovery and Insolvency partner at a major law firm. As well as acting as a Consultant to the legal profession, he also pursues many other projects in the legal, insolvency and credit fields and is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law.
As well as being a Solicitor Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, he is an Associate Member of the Association of Property and Fixed Charge Receivers. Stephen was appointed Chairman of the Board of The Insolvency Service in January 2017 and is also the Chairman of the Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB); the Deputy Independent Examiner for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and one of the Chairmen of the Methodist Church Disciplinary Process.
In addition, he has served as a member of the Legal and Technical Committee of the Civil Court Users Association, and a Director of The Money Charity and the Churches Mutual Credit Union.