Steven Langton General Information 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 Commercial Law Contract Law Employment Law Lasting Power of Attorney, Probate & Trusts Mediation Commercial Law Construction disputes Adjudication proceedings Litigation concerning currency transactions Import/export issues IP protection, including injunctions Asset tracing and recovery Fraud Freezing orders Insolvency and corporate restructuring Mergers and acquisitions Placings and flotations Managed funds and investments Debt recovery Contract Law Drafting and advising on shareholder agreements Inter-creditor agreements Derivatives Funding including bonds Supplier agreements Terms and conditions Franchising and agency contracts Employment Law Unfair dismissal Wrongful dismissal Redundancy TUPE Discrimination Sexual orientation Equal pay Professional negligence Public Interest Disclosure Act claims Lasting Power of Attorney, Probate & Trusts Complex family trust actions Commercial arrangements concerning the letting of properties Contentious probate matters, including challenges to wills both by beneficiaries and by third parties Testamentary capacity Proceedings against executors Trustee conduct and decision-making challenges Mediation 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. Personal Interests 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.