Stephen Harvey QC 

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member

General Information

For the first 11 years, Stephen had a general common law practice. It developed into a heavyweight criminal practice and, in 1990, he joined the Attorney-General’s Chambers, where he spent the following 16 years prosecuting and defending in serious criminal cases of all types.

Over the last 15 years, Stephen has developed a direct professional access practice and expanded into regulatory, compliance and professional disciplinary fields, utilising his tactical and forensic skills. He has interests in witness familiarisation training and in lecturing on a variety of legal topics, particularly in relation to the expert witness.

Stephen is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme. He is one of the few members of the bar authorised to conduct litigation. He receives instructions from throughout the UK and abroad.

Areas of law  


Stephen has represented clients and prosecuted cases a wide range of criminal cases, including:

Public and Regulatory

Stephen's significant public and regulatory experience includes acting in cases involving:


Stephen has successfully represented sportsmen and women (some of national significance) before their disciplinary bodies for a variety of matters. He has sat as the Legal Chair of a Disciplinary Appeal Panel involving international athletes.

Stephen has been instructed to investigate an Olympic athlete’s conduct following a series of complaints. He has recently advised an international club on match-fixing issues and investigations by the ICC. He has also advised in relation to matters before the British Horseracing Authority. 




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Stephen Harvey QC

phone01823 247 247

Qualified in 1979
Appointed QC in 2006