Biography

Stephen is a part-time PhD candidate in the Law School and the Centre for Law Ethics and Society.

He qualified as a barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law and Lincoln’s Inn London and is now also a solicitor.  He conducts litigation and exercises his higher rights of audience as a solicitor from his SRA regulated new concept law practice www.lawtribe.co.uk.   

Stephen’s research interests are in IT/ IP law and the inter-disciplinary study of legal practice.

Further information

Stephen holds postgraduate degrees as follows:  MSc. Econ. International Politics (Aberystwyth),  LLM Information Technology Law (Aberystwyth), Diploma in Computer Science (Aberystwyth), Diploma in Social Science Research Methods (UCL IoE). 

Aberystwyth University awarded him the Calcott Pryce Subject Prize (Law) and the Hammond Suddards Edge Prize in International Copyright Law for his work on the history of copyright.

Stephen is a member by experience (M.I.Ex) of the Institute of Export and the immediate past Treasurer (previously Secretary) of the Solicitors Association of Higher Courts Advocates.

Research project

Stephen is using discourse analysis to investigate neoliberalism in legal services

Keele experience

Stephen is a Keele graduate:  BA Hons. Sociology and Economics. 

He applied to Keele to undertake his doctoral research because of its inter-disciplinary research culture and because of the Law School’s research expertise in the complementary fields of legal professions and ethics.