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Stephen Acton

| Call 1977

Profile: Company

Experience and Expertise

Stephen has always had a particular specialism in company law. Having developed a keen interest in the subject at Cambridge, and undertaken a pupillage in a specialist company law set of chambers, in those early days Stephen also lectured in company law at Holborn Law Tutors (where he re-wrote their company law manual). He then joined chambers with a specialism in this area, and developed a strong practice in this field. He has a wide knowledge of the area, as well as a deep and detailed understanding of the statutory regime (in particular the Companies Act 2006) and the underlying principles of company law.

Stephen has acted and advised in all areas of company law. His approach is always thorough, and his advice practical and commercial. As a litigator, Stephen is exceptionally tough and robust when the occasion demands, but does not pursue lost causes or lead his clients down blind alleys.


Cases and Work of Note

Stephen has acted on:


Seminars and Publications

Stephen has lectured and delivered seminar papers in several areas of company law, including in relation to the changes made by the 2006 Act, share warranties and setting aside transactions at an undervalue. He is also a contributor to the Insolvency section of Corporate Governance: The Practical Guide for Directors (2002: Finance and Investment Research Ltd) (2nd ed 2003, F & I Publishing Ltd).

Stephen Acton
“Thorough and resourceful”

Instructing Solicitor