Stephen is head of the firm’s Banking and Finance practice, and is recognised as a leading advisor in Northern Ireland’s financial and energy sectors.

Stephen has built his experience in advising on many of Northern Ireland’s most significant infrastructure projects, including renewables, tourism, IT and agri-business.

Stephen acts for a wide range of banks and financial institutions, investors and government bodies, he also has an extensive knowledge of the Northern Irish regulatory framework, particularly in relation to the financial, energy and utilities sectors.

Stephen is qualified to practice in England and Wales as well as Northern Ireland and he works closely with international legal advisors to deliver cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions and projects.

Stephen has been recognised as a “Leading Individual” by both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK Legal Directories. In addition, Stephen has been recognised in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame as an elite leading lawyer in both Banking and Finance, and Energy.

Stephen is described as “excellent and pragmatic”, having “a huge level of knowledge and experience in the sector” in The Legal 500. Stephen is also praised in Chambers and Partners, with clients noting that “his strengths are his responsiveness, his technical ability, and his market knowledge.”