Senior Director of Litigation Funding
Stephen joined Harbour in November 2011. Previously, Stephen was the Head of Commercial Litigation at British Telecommunications plc (BT), managing the team responsible for resolving high value, complex or brand-affecting disputes in the UK.
When BT’s Global Services Division was forced to write down £1.6bn, he helped resolve contentious issues with a combined value of over £1.2bn. BT’s Group General Counsel and Company Secretary Dan Fitz said: ”I worked with Stephen on several sensitive matters while he managed BT’s Commercial Litigation team. His ability to project manage even the most complex litigation was very impressive and his advice was always clear, sensible and commercial. Stephen was also highly respected as a leader by his team and by the wider BT community. Harbour is fortunate to have him.”
An English solicitor, Stephen qualified at Addleshaw Goddard (AG) in 2000 where he practised a broad range of international litigation and arbitration, including technology and sport, until joining BT in 2006.
At Harbour he has developed an in-depth expertise in assessing class actions and competition law claims and possesses a wealth of experience in the use of third party funding in Australia.
A Harbour view
- Time warp, Irish ruling in the Persona case – Litigation Funding Magazine, August 2017
- Emerging issues in Third Party Litigation Funding: what antitrust lawyers need to know – the antitrust source, December 2016
- Money Max may mean more class actions – CDR Magazine, 9 November 2016
- A watershed moment for class action funding? ~ A funder’s perspective – 31 October 2016
- A sea-change for arbitration funding? – 26 September 2016
- Shareholder class actions ~ The causation debate – July 2016