Stephen Harvey Q.C.

Stephen Harvey Q.C.

Membership Status: Barrister - Associate Member Qualified in 1979 Appointed QC in 2006 Public Access Accredited BSB Guidance for Public Access Authorised to Conduct Litigation


General Information

Associate Member of Clerksroom. Main Chambers is 3 Paper Buildings, London.

For the first 8 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 20 years prosecuting and defending in serious criminal cases of all types.

Over the past 12 years his practice has expanded into other areas where he has utilised his tactical and forensic skills. He receives instructions from throughout the UK and abroad.

Stephen has interests in witness familiarisation training and in lecturing upon a variety of legal topics, particularly in relation to the expert witness.

Direct access practice:

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. Direct Access represents the biggest change in how legal services are delivered for decades with the growing awareness of the ability of the public to go directly to a barrister.


Stephen is approved by the Bar Standards Board to conduct litigation.

Areas of practice:  

  • Criminal law – all areas
  • Business crime – trading standards, food and safety, pollution, health and safety, fire safety
  • Appeals in all criminal matters
  • Private prosecutions
  • Compliance and corporate governance – financial regulation, data protection, trademark and copyright breaches, bribery and anti-corruption
  • Public law and regulatory
  • Planning enforcement
  • Inquests
  • Inquiries
  • Disciplinary tribunals
  • Military law and Courts Martial
  • Sports law
  • Direct access.

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