Stephen Lawson

Stephen Lawson

Partner, Head of Litigation

Stephen Lawson is a tenacious, dedicated lawyer with more than 30 years experience successfully fighting for the rights of clients.  Stephen is a specialist litigator who undertakes traditional “Chancery” work including Inheritance and Trust disputes, Professional Negligence claims, disputes about land and Court of Protection work.

Stephen works hard to resolve disputes in the most economic and appropriate way for clients – and is often involved settling disputes at a mediation. Stephen regularly works with a stable of top mediators throughout the United Kingdom.

Through his work on national committees Stephen regularly deals with top practitioners – solicitors, counsel and experts throughout the country.

Stephen’s more complex cases have often attracted national press coverage and he is regularly invited to present lectures on a nationwide basis to other lawyers.  David Harvey, former CEO of STEP said about Stephen “working with Stephen is like having Napoleon on your side.  His presence is worth four battalions”.  Carl Tonks, former APIL President, said “with Stephen you get passion and commitment”.

Stephen was previously the National Secretary of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.  He was also a member of the Resolution Child Support Committee.  Several changes in UK Law and CSA procedure have resulted from claims Stephen pursued.

Stephen is a member of the following organisations:- Law Society’s Civil Justice Committee, The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) England & Wales Committee and Worldwide Council, and a member of The Association of Contentious Trusts & Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).   Stephen is a legal author who has published (with Frost & Jacoby) “Testamentary Capacity” – Oxford University Press. He has also written for The Times, The Law Society Gazette, Cycle Active magazine and Country Smallholder.  Stephen is also a passionate advocate for rural affairs and is one of the few lawyers who can shear a sheep or milk a cow!