What can Steve do for you?
Steve is a commercial litigation and arbitration lawyer. He specialises in resolving commercial disputes with the aim of preventing his clients becoming embroiled in lengthy and costly proceedings. He has over 30 years experience in resolving high value and complex disputes particularly those with an international element.
Supporting your ambitions
Steve is recognised as a tough but fair opponent. He is expert on seeking urgent relief from the courts in order to protect his client's interests and this has included anti-suit injunctions, freezing and search and seizure orders and orders restraining a breach of contract. In addition he has successfully led teams in conducting arbitrations under UNCITRAL, ICC and LCIA rules. His reputation has made him the solicitor of choice for many in-house legal teams from international motor manufacturers to a global oil company. Steve also has a reputation for dealing with minority shareholders disputes.
What do others say?
Steve is recognised as a leader in dispute resolution by both Chambers UK and Legal 500. Chambers states "Market sources describe him as a superb lawyer who gets to the real issues very quickly." Similarly, Legal 500 states that "practice head Steve Allen goes that extra yard for clients" and from a FTSE 100 client "your work has been exceptional even by your own standards." Steve appears in the Legal 500 "Hall of Fame" for Commercial Litigation.
In 2022 Steve was named 'Partner of the Year' at the Birmingham Law Society Awards.
What else should you know?
Steve is a Visiting Fellow of International Law at Aston University, who in 2021 recognised his contribution to the legal profession by awarding him an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree.