Steve has spent his entire legal career at Weightmans. He is an experienced employment lawyer and advocate and is also regional office head for Liverpool.

Steve has in depth experience of employment issues arising in both public and private organisations and has a particular expertise in the education sector where he regularly advises a large portfolio of university, school and college clients. Steve also acts for a number of police forces and has comprehensive knowledge of the application of police regulations to serving officers, in addition to advising on complex tribunal disputes involving serving officers and civilian employees such as disability, race and sex discrimination claims.

Steve handles board room disputes, facilitates senior executive terminations and manages employment related project work. He regularly undertakes advocacy at the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeals Tribunal and has a formidable 'win' record.

Steve focuses on providing straightforward and practical advice mainly to employers to achieve outcome based solutions.

In May 2015, Steve was awarded the Higher Rights of Audience (HRA) qualification.

This allows Steve to represent clients as a solicitor-advocate in the higher civil courts throughout England and Wales.

The HRA qualification recognises Steve’s enhanced advocacy capabilities and enables him to offer a cost-efficient and complete service for clients.


Insights Proving race discrimination: Our success in Court of Appeal

In the case of Efobi v Royal Mail Group Ltd, Weightmans successfully appealed against a decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Insights Dismissal of head teacher for failure to disclose potential safeguarding risk was fair

The court decided that a head teacher had been fairly dismissed for failing to disclose her relationship with a person convicted of making indecent…

Insights Not indirect discrimination to retire police officers by implementation of A19

Is it indirectly discriminatory on the grounds of age to retire police officers compulsorily by using A19 of the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 in…

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