Stephen Poyner
      • Stephen Poyner
      • Partner, Head of Employment, Notary Public
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Stephen Poyner

Partner, Head of Employment, Notary Public

Stephen Poyner heads up FDR’s Commercial Litigation and Employment team. He is also a ‘Notary Public’, was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in 2013 and appointed to sit in the Business and Property Courts in 2020.

Stephen was admitted as a solicitor in 1987 and joined FDR Law in 1992 after spending seven years with a large city law firm. He specialises in large commercial and corporate disputes, including retention of title claims, actions for breach of directors’ duties, derivative actions, shareholder claims, warranty claims arising out of business and share sales and negligence claims against professionals.

Stephen has wide experience of High Court property litigation, from actions for specific performance or damages arising from property sales to complex claims for statutory compensation in the Lands Tribunal.

He is also an experienced employment lawyer, acting predominantly for employers in employment tribunals and civil courts, as well as on non-contentious issues. Stephen is acknowledged as combining technical legal expertise with commercial acumen to deliver the very best outcome for his clients. He has particular expertise in the drafting and enforcement of restrictive covenants and the protection of trade and commercial secrets.

As a Notary Public, he is a full member of the Notaries Society and provides a wide range of notarial services for individuals and businesses in Cheshire, Manchester and Liverpool. Clients can be seen at any of the firm’s Warrington offices or visited at the client’s premises by arrangement.