Stephen is a specialist regulatory criminal defence lawyer and advises companies, directors and individuals on regulatory compliance across a range of sectors including advertising and marketing compliance (including sales promotions, prize promotions and Gambling Act compliance), anti-bribery legislation (including customer and third party incentive schemes), food and drink; tobacco law, inquests, health and safety, fire safety and product safety. 

Stephen’s experience includes:

  • regularly advising retail, food and drink and automotive clients on advertising and marketing compliance;
  • regularly advising an international tobacco product manufacturer on tobacco laws, hybrid products and e-cigarettes;
  • advising retail and automotive clients on customer and third party incentive schemes;
  • advising a major building and plumbing merchant on sales promotions and prize promotions; 
  • representing and advising corporate and individual clients at various Inquests;
  • advising retail, telecommunications and automotive clients on product labelling, CE Marking and EU conformity; and
  • assisting in corporate transactions by carrying out regulatory due diligence on target companies. 

Stephen is a member of the Health and Safety Lawyers' Association and the Food Law Group. 

Stephen qualified in 2015 having trained with the firm which included a secondment with a global car manufacturer and distributor where he advised on numerous commercial and regulatory issues, including consumer dispute resolution, advertising and marketing law, gambling act compliance, data protection and IP. 


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