Stephen is a partner and head of the real estate department at Fladgate.

He specialises in all aspects of commercial real estate work, particularly in acquisition and disposal work, both freehold and leasehold, primarily in relation to the retail and leisure sectors and with general landlord and tenant matters. Additional areas of expertise include investment, secured lending, telecoms, development and portfolio management.

Stephen acts for clients ranging from family offices, private banks, entrepreneurs, private investors (both onshore and offshore) and quoted companies to leading operators in the retail and leisure sectors.

An example of the transactions on which Stephen has advised, include advising Otium Real Estate on its acquisition of the 109,000 sq ft Theatre District scheme in Milton Keynes for £16.75m and on all subsequent management and letting.

Stephen is a member and director of the Leisure Property Forum and his expertise in real estate is highlighted by Legal 500 and Chambers UK, the independent guides to the legal profession.

He joined Fladgate in 2012 after having been head of the real estate department at another firm.