As a Chancery commercial litigator, much of Stephen’s practice involves questions of trust law. Stephen has advised and acted in several breach of trust cases, often involving detailed consideration of the applicable trust deed and knowledge and application of the relevant law. Such cases have also required consideration and analysis of the relevant limitation periods.
In addition, many of Stephen’s cases have involved implied, constructive and resulting trusts, including liability in respect of those who have assisted in or benefited from breaches of trust, often arising in a commercial context.
Stephen’s expertise as a company lawyer has over the years stood him in particularly good stead in dealing with trustees’ duties and breach of trust cases, since many of the principles of company law relating to the duties of directors are derived from and are applications of fundamental trust principles.