Stephen Burns, Partner
Stephen is a highly experienced general commercial litigator who largely advises on High Court litigation, arbitrations and mediations.
AboutStephen is a highly experienced general commercial litigator who largely advises on High Court litigation, arbitrations and mediations. He has been involved with many large-scale court cases and arbitrations, in particular contractual, shareholder and fraud disputes as well as corporate related litigation. He has coordinated litigation on a large scale such as a £35m dispute about the operability of a put option and a significant fraud case involving knowing receipt. He also successfully assisted a client to enforce its right to due process, transparency and access to adequate remedies under procurement rules.
Stephen often advises clients in the telecoms, technology and healthcare sectors in respect of contractual disputes. He also advises shareholders and directors in respect of shareholder disputes, drawing on his experience to provide contentious advice in respect of various aspects of corporate law including section 459 (now 994 of the Companies Act 2006) of the Companies Act 1985.
Stephen is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Rapiscan Systems Limited v Commissioners of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customers EWHC 2067 (QB)
Managing risk in property management companies – corporate governance and considerations for directors
We take a closer look at the guide launched by the Companies House highlighting key considerations for flat management company directors.
Is summary judgment worth the gamble?
Stephen Burns and Katie Bewick write for eprivateclient on the trials and tribulations of advising during a pandemic
The end of LIBOR – a risk free change?
What does the phasing out of LIBOR mean for the financial market, particularly in more heavily affected sectors?
A roulette gamble that did not pay off
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Morgan family and trustees on sale of Morgan Motor Company to Investindustrial
The Morgan Motor Group brand is a symbol of quintessential British craftsmanship, elegance, performance and design.
Current Awareness: Export and Financial Sanctions
In an increasing global market place, it has become far more common for UK based companies to receive enquiries from all over the world.
Rising customer expectations can lead to tension between directors, shareholders and employees. Stephen Burns and Katie Bewick report.
Managing Risk in Disputes
Managing risk in the workplace is crucial for avoiding commercial disputes, as businesses are encouraged to reduce costs.