Stephen joined Womble Bond Dickinson in January 2019 after having spent twelve years working in-house, formerly with NATS and then with BAE Systems. Stephen was previously Senior Counsel to the Maritime Services division of BAE Systems. Prior to his in-house career, Stephen spent six years working with a major private practice law firm.

During his career Stephen has worked on a very wide range of commercial bids and agreements including:

  • bids for government contracts (in relation to both UK and overseas customers)
  • teaming and collaboration agreements
  • procurement framework agreements
  • outsourcing arrangements
  • confidentiality agreements
  • software/intellectual property licences; and
  • university research / studentship agreements.
  • Advised Brittany Ferries on the amendment and termination of their Brexit-related freight capacity purchase agreements with the Department for Transport.

Prior to working for Womble Bond Dickinson, Stephen was:

  • lead counsel for the Maritime Support Delivery Framework Contract concerning the support of HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, and the Portsmouth Flotilla
  • lead counsel for the Type 45 Power Improvement Project; and
  • lead counsel for the 'Intelligent Bridging' contract for the in-service support of the Royal Navy’s Type 45 Destroyers.