Stephen Harvey QC
Barrister-at-Law, LL.B(Hons)(Lond), A. Ch. Inst Arb
Called: 1979 Silk: 2006
As one of the UK’s top QC’s, Stephen has been involved in a number of high-profile cases.
He is an exceptional tactician and a gifted advocate.
Stephen is also authorised by the Bar Council to conduct litigation.
Stephen’s practice involves advising and representing individuals and companies who are being investigated and prosecuted for criminal and other regulatory offences. When he becomes involved in cases at an early stage he can take control and thereby achieve for the client the very best outcome possible.
He has appeared in the criminal courts at every level, professional disciplinary and sporting tribunals, inquests and before public inquiries.
He is active in the areas of corporate and financial regulation having advised here and abroad particularly on the world-wide implications of the Bribery Act 2010.
Stephen is equally at home before a jury, an investigatory panel or a disciplinary tribunal.
He easily wins a client’s confidence and is completely understanding of the anxieties that the process will involve.
‘A star performer’ both in and out of the courtroom.
See my interview on the advantages of Direct Access below
What do the professional directories say of him?
Chambers & Partners states that ‘Stephen is a meticulous and confident performer who is both charming and hardworking’. He is active in a wide range of areas’.
‘…(he) honed his skills in engineering and financial services before coming to the Bar. He wins acclaim for his charming manner and clear headedness’.
Legal 500 particularly refers to his, ‘…wealth of experience in the cross-examination of experts’.
My interview on the advantages of Direct Access
Why should I use Direct Access?
If you have ever used a solicitor before, you will have had to deal with partners, trainees and secretaries along the way. Because of the way I work, you will only deal with me – in relation to everything – directly.
It is a faster service because you come direct.
It is proven to be a much cheaper service.
What clients say
‘Thank you so much for all you have done for XXX. Your patience and kindness meant so much when things were tricky and I cannot tell you how much your willingness to involve all his family and friends in the progress during the case helped ease the tension and enabled us all to give our support to XXX in the most effective way. Your kindness and tenacity shone through and in the end got us the result we wanted and I cannot tell you how much this is appreciated. My sincere thanks
‘My wife and I had spent a sleepless night before coming to see you for the first time. I’d never spoken to a barrister before but you were really kind to us. We can’t tell you how much having someone we could talk to, who really understood, helped us. We had never been involved with a legal case before and until meeting you we had been ill with worry. You gave us the confidence we needed to get through it. We don’t know how to properly say ‘Thank you’’.
‘I know that I would not have been able to cope without you. I was confident in you from the first time we met. You always understood and were never too busy to speak with me when I became over-anxious. I shall never be able to thank you enough’.
‘I simply had the best any man could ever wish for. I am here for you if ever you need me, like you were there for me’.
‘Due to your work on the case the fines that were imposed on us were a fraction of what the solicitor had told us they would be. You identified things he hadn’t even thought of. Thank you’.
– AB & Co Ltd
‘I was dreading the fact that you were going to have to cross-examine my ex-wife and my children. I believed the entire court would hate me for that. But, you did so in the most painless way possible and I could see that the jury respected the way you questioned them without causing them any upset. You proved my innocence in a sensitive way whilst employing such extraordinary delicacy. Thank you’..
‘On behalf of my brother and family I thank you for all that you did for him. Coming directly to you was the best decision we made. You were always attentive, incredibly efficient with communications and, very reasonable with your fees. I shall never go to another solicitor again.
‘Leave it to Stephen Harvey QC’