Steven’s main areas of practice are high-value, complex or sensitive personal injuries and industrial disease cases. His practice extends to associated insurance, professional negligence and clinical negligence work. He is currently Leading Counsel for 1,000+ infected and affected individuals in the Infected Blood Public Inquiry. He is highly sought-after for hearings, trials and JSMs for his advocacy skills, combined with his experience and his calm manner. He is recommended in the legal directories for his tactical and detailed approach to litigation to achieve the best outcome. He deals with all aspects of liability and quantum and he acts for claimants and defendants. His regular work is in the High Court and he has had experience of the House of Lords and the Court of Appeal. Reported cases include Witham v Steve Hill Ltd (Fatal Accidents Act damages), Flanagan v Battie (interim payments), Dowdall v William Kenyon (limitation/ abuse of process), Kotula v EDF (paraplegic claim/ periodical payments/ provisional damages), Dixie v British Polythene (abuse of process), Gray v Thames Trains (illegality/ ex turpi causa), Glaister v Appleby (duty of care), Carver v BAA (Part 36), Drake v Provident (contribution between insurers).
Called 1989, appointed QC 2017.
Elected Chair of the Personal Injuries Bar Association 2020-2022. Member of PNBA.
Editor of the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases.