Steven joined BHJ as trainee in 2003 and has been a director since 2011.
He has extensive experience in providing advice and support to a broad range of clients within the haulage, removal and passenger carrying sectors ranging from small businesses to large multinationals.
His areas of expertise are competition litigation; commercial disputes; employment disputes and cradle to grave support on HR issues.
Steven also works closely with a number of trade associations who support the transport industry including the Road Haulage Association and British Association of Removers and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He is frequently at the cutting edge advising on legal issues facing the industry to ensure best practice.
Recent work includes bringing a “follow–on” damages action in the Competition Appeal Tribunal relating to the trucks cartel (recognised by the Lawyer magazine as one of the top 20 cases of 2020); defending a challenge relating to litigation funding arrangements in the Court of Appeal and representing businesses in both Employment and Employment Appeal Tribunal on key issues facing the industry.
Steven is recognised as a leading practitioner by Chambers & Partners where he is described as ‘a very capable litigator who knows his stuff inside out who is very confident and has a steady hand. He is also noted for providing ‘sound, strategic advice and is particularly good at offering advice that is intelligible and easy to digest’
Steven is recognised as a leading individual for employment law in the Legal 500 and is so described in their dispute resolution section as ‘….the leader of the commercial litigation practice at Backhouse Jones. He is an first-rate litigator with deep knowledge of the UK transport sector.’
When not at work, Steven enjoys spending time with his family and is a keen cyclist and Everton supporter.