Stephen Stewart

Dispute Resolution Solicitor

Stephen qualified as a Solicitor in 1986 and has around 30 years of experience in employment law.

Steve joined Else after spending over 20 years in law practices in Worcestershire and the West Midlands specialising in dispute resolution particularly High Court litigation.

Steve has extensive experience in a wide variety of civil and commercial litigation cases including employment disputes for individuals and small to medium sized businesses.

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Notable Cases

Stephen’s most notable work includes:

  • Successful petition to wind up company for a minority shareholder ousted from involvement in the companies affairs.
  • Setting aside dispositions in a will for lack of testamentary capacity.
  • Successful tracing of assets dissipated from a trust fund.
  • Successful mediation of a substantial piece of litigation arising out of damages suffered by a business due to computer installation of a system that was no fit for purpose and in breach of tender.
  • Dissolving a partnership and the taking of accounts and inquiries in a restaurant business.
  • Breach of contract case concerning the manufacture of aluminium pipes which fractured when used in a gas installation overseas.
  • Successful negligence action against several firms of solicitors for their handling of a personal injury case with substantial missed opportunity damages recovered.
  • Successful litigation concerning an infringement of a right of way involving an action for a declaration as to the land owners rights of title and an injunction to end the trespass.

Key Services

Stephen’s key services include:

  • Landlord & Tenant disputes.
  • Property disputes.
  • Trust cases.
  • Contentious probate disputes.
  • Company and Partnership disputes.
  • Breach of contract disputes.
  • Debt recovery .
  • Consumer disputes.
  • Professional negligence.
  • Insolvency.
  • Employment cases.

Interests

Steve is a keen sportsman and enjoys watching football, rugby league and cricket and taking his son who is an Aston Villa supporter to watch them play whenever he can. Steve also runs a junior football team who play in a local league which with training and matches takes up most of his spare time during the season. Steve also enjoys cycling and walking with his family and has undertaken a number of long distance walks including the Coast to Coast and Offa’s Dyke.