Stephen is the principle contact for property matters for Registered Providers, heading up our nationally recognised Affordable Housing team, with over 25 years' experience in the property development sector acting for housing associations and registered providers.
His particular specialisms are in property-related matters including:
- complex registered provider property work
- property development and regeneration
- joint ventures
- site assembly
- cross subsidy schemes
- site acquisition and disposals
- golden brick schemes
- development and infrastructure agreements
- advising on mergers and amalgamations
- stock swaps
Qualifying in 1995, Stephen has spent his entire career in property development and acting for Registered Providers. Ranked as Band 3 for Social Housing in the Chambers UK 2024 legal directory, Stephen is "noted for his experience in non-contentious property law, regularly advising registered providers on acquisitions and development projects, stock transfers and property financing work." with clients stating that Stephen is "An experienced and knowledgeable solicitor." and "Stephen provides a very reliable and attentive level of service.".
Stephen has also been recognised as a Leading Individual in the Social Housing sector in the 2024 Legal 500 directory.
Away from work, Stephen enjoys making the most of living in the West Country, in particular walking on Exmoor and the Quantocks and trying to keep fit.