Steven specialises in both IP and commercial dispute resolution, with particular expertise in publishing and media law, including copyright and trade mark infringement, libel and privacy, confidential information and internet domain name cases. He also handles a wide range of commercial disputes including breach of commercial agreements, warranty claims and negligence. He is an appointed domain name adjudicator to both the World Intellectual Property Organization and Nominet.UK panels.
Steven read law at St Peter's College, Oxford and qualified as a solicitor with Simmons & Simmons in 1986. After periods with Simon Olswang & Co and publisher Reed International, he joined Manches in 1992 where he headed the firm's IP Litigation group. He was a co-founder of Maier Blackburn in 2012.
Out of the office Steven enjoys family life, golf and Newcastle United.