Roland is the Stephenson Harwood’s senior partner. He is a commercial disputes expert with particular experience in the fine art and professional services sectors where he also leads the teams.
His work covers a broad range of commercial disputes taking place in the High Court and in arbitration. Most of Roland's work has an international dimension and he is experienced in managing multi-jurisdictional disputes.
In the fine art sector, Roland advises a broad range of clients from auction houses and dealers to museums and private collectors. His work here goes well beyond disputes, for example about title and attribution. He regularly advises on matters ranging from the sale and purchase of fine art to the standard terms of business of major market players to export, looted art and related issues. Roland is a member of the Art, Cultural and Institutions Committee of the IBA and is highly ranked by the legal directories.
In professional services, Roland has a long and extensive experience of acting for and against professional firms, particularly those in accountancy and law sectors and has been closely involved in several leading cases.