He now has over 25 years of experience as a Criminal Law solicitor, has Higher Rights of Audience, which means he is qualified to represent clients in the higher courts such as Crown Court, and acts for clients in the Magistrates’ Court.
Steve has extensive criminal law experience and he has dealt with a number of high profile cases including murders, sexual offences and cases involving drugs issues. His knowledge of mental health legal issues is considerable earning him accreditation under the Law Society’s Mental Health Law accreditation scheme.
In the complex and highly specialist area of mental health law, Steve also has experience of representing vulnerable clients who have been unwell and are detained against their will under the Mental Health Act 1983. Sympathetic and understanding, he also works with community-based mental health clients and represents their interests at Mental Health Tribunal hearings and Hospital Managers’ meetings, covering an area that extends from Carmarthen in West Wales across the M4 corridor to Newport Gwent.