With almost 30 years of legal experience, Stephen is a practising barrister-at-law and an accredited mediator with a real commitment to alternative dispute resolution. He prides himself on being a safe pair of hands with the drive and determination to achieve the results his clients want, using a friendly, proactive approach.
Over the past three decades, Stephen has experienced a wide variety of both commercial and civil legal matters, including ethical law and dispute resolution activities. From contract disputes to contentious probate, insurance law to insolvency and redundancy to restructuring, he provide advices and opinions both in conference and in writing on a broad range of commercial and financial services sector issues, charities and trusts, employment and civil matters.
With significant advocacy experience, Stephen has regularly appeared in the county courts, High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as in tribunals, mediations, arbitrations and joint settlement meetings.
Having worked with major Fortune 500 international companies as well as UK SMEs and private individuals, Stephen enjoys working for and with commercial stakeholders, fellow professionals and members of the public to provide and representation for their legal needs.
Areas of law
Lasting Power of Attorney, Probate & Trusts
As an experienced, accredited mediator, Stephen has undertaken over 85 mediations in both the UK and overseas, with a high success rate. These include multi-party, cross-border and high-value disputes.
When not in Chambers or Court, Stephen enjoys being out on the water. He is a qualified scuba diving instructor and sails laser class and hobie cats. He is also a keen wildlife and bird photographer.
“I had the pleasure of having Mr. Steven Langton represent me in court. He made the effort of calling me the night before the hearing. I had originally missed his call and despite me returning his call at a late hour, he spoke to me at length without any rush to help clarify all my questions. He was extremely professional and his manner of speaking was crystal clear with beautiful simplicity. During the hearing I was so impressed with Mr Langton's cross examination and felt extremely privileged that he was representing me. He then took the extra effort to call me back after the hearing to ensure I understood what had unfolded. If I ever had to recommend a barrister I would have the utmost confidence in recommending Mr. Langton. I felt that he outlined the case in a superb manner getting me a favourable outcome. However, it was the fact that he listened to me, acknowledged my opinions and voiced them clearly on my behalf that has allowed me to gain closure with regards to the incident I faced. ”
Dr T.J Lay Client
“Steven was brilliant in how he conducted himself from the first time we spoke the evening prior to the hearing. He was very courteous, and made sure to make as much time for myself as possible, even out of typical working hours. He explained everything clearly and ran through possibilities - as he called it ‘giving me some homework’ for the evening before, which proved very helpful in the hearing itself. During the hearing he appeared much stronger than the opponents council, yet was incredibly confident and composed. The hearing came to 7 hours in total, and it was a tough battle. The opponents made some seemingly convincing arguments, so to ever still highlight how good of a job Steven did. I owe a lot to Steven and his expertise. He helped me finally bring a 2 year battle to justice, and for that i couldn’t recommend him enough. ”
Mr Hucknall Solicitors Client
“Good Afternoon Steven, Thank you for providing the outcome and furthermore for accepting instructions. The Claimant advised she was extremely grateful for your assistance. She expressed that she would highly recommend you as Counsel. She suggested you were very professional and made her feel at ease. I am very grateful for your assistance and for the successful outcome. Best regards, ”
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