Stephen is a highly experienced property practitioner. He has been assisting domestic and international investors, developers, occupiers, operators, and funders to achieve and realise their property goals for over 30 years.

He has particularly strong credentials in purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) and heads the multi-disciplinary DLA Piper group focused on this alternative asset class.

Stephen has been the head lawyer on numerous high value, complex PBSA transactions spanning the whole development life cycle (both single assets and portfolios).

His practice extends to large scale urban regeneration schemes as well as city centre mixed use developments.

Stephen is a Trustee and Director of Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind, a charity which assists over five thousand blind and partially sighted people in Sheffield. Stephen’s areas of practice include unlocking value within existing corporate property portfolios by sale and sale and leaseback. He also advises on development work across leisure, retail, and industrial sectors to include related funding, construction, and letting elements.