Stephen Innes was called to the Bar in 2000 and has established a practice as a busy commercial junior. He is recommended as a leading junior for professional liability and costs work.
“He throws everything at a case…He is very diligent and thorough, but at the same time practical” – Chambers & Partners (2018 – Professional Liability).
Stephen Innes is described in the Legal 500 as ‘A dynamic thinker, who is extremely approachable and superbly knowledgeable.’ (2017 – Costs); ‘Extremely proficient.’ (2017 – Professional Liability); ‘A very valuable team member, who inspires real confidence’ (2016 – Costs); ‘Approachable and a pleasure to work with; he provides clear, thorough advice and is great in conference with clients’ (2016 – Professional liability) ; ‘highly reliable, and able to assimilate large quantities of documents and distil the key points’ and ‘extremely good on paper and very user friendly’ (2015 – Professional Liability).
Stephen is regarded as being personable and easy to work with. He always strives to provide sound practical advice and to focus on a strategic approach to litigation.
Stephen’s practice is in commercial dispute resolution, with his main areas of specialism being professional liability, professional discipline/regulatory and costs. Experience of particular types of litigation, such in employment, personal injury, insurance, consumer credit and chancery, proves invaluable in the context of professional liability work.
A key area of expertise, on which Stephen lectures with Ben Patten QC, is property fraud claims against solicitors, involving in particular cyber and “Friday afternoon” fraud.
Stephen is a member of the Executive Committee of the Professional Negligence Bar Association and a member of the London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association. Stephen is the Chairman of the Gray’s Inn Barristers’ Committee and a member of the Gray’s Inn Management Committee. Stephen is a member of the Wellbeing at the Bar Working Group.
Stephen Innes is an accredited mediator and conducts mediations in his specialist areas of professional liability and costs.
Stephen Innes accepts clients under the Bar’s direct access scheme, and further details can be found on his direct access website verycivilbarrister.co.uk
In appropriate cases, Stephen Innes accepts instructions under Conditional Fee Agreements.
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