Stephen leads DJB's Higher Education team and has a particular interest in structuring and delivering complex real estate led projects in the higher education, local authority, and housing sectors. He has a special interest in the transition to net zero carbon, sustainability and green leases, procurement and delivery structures, and in student accommodation.
He is renowned for providing an exceptional project management service bringing together all relevant disciplines working on large projects, both legal and commercial.
He has been described in Legal 500 as ‘’intellectual and entrepreneurial’’ and, in recognition of his work in the real estate sector, Stephen was elected as an honorary member of the RICS. He has chaired the property policy group for Pro-Manchester and is currently on the property and construction steering group for the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce as well as being a board member of the North-Western and Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.
Stephen works closely with the local and national property and development market and has extensive contacts who can provide up to date market intelligence, practical advice on the latest technical developments in net zero carbon, expert advice on construction disputes or advice on high quality design in university campuses.
ABOUT DJB: DJB is a national law firm that specialises entirely in real estate. The firm has offices in London, Manchester, and Birmingham ensuring truly national coverage.
The firm is renowned for its high quality legal work and service.
We only recruit experienced lawyers with excellent calibre. As a result, our legal team of around 50 lawyers have an average post-qualification experience that exceeds 20 years. Most have joined us from other City firms, in-house departments and/or senior roles. Our lawyers have advised some of the UK’s most significant land owners including Barclays Bank, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Rolls Royce, The Royal Parks, The Cabinet Office and The Crown Estate. This focus on quality only has led to a 50% male and female Partner rate.
All of our clients are provided with a dedicated client care professional at no extra charge, which ensures that they receive the highest standard of service at all times. DJB is regularly selected to advise on high profile projects such as the hosting of the London 2012 Olympic Games by The Royal Parks and the first Sukuk Bond to be entered into by a Western Government on behalf of HM Treasury. Based in London at The Shard and also Manchester, Birmingham and Taunton, DJB has a national presence.
The firm enjoys top tier rankings in all of the main directories, as well as receiving many awards.