Stephen Barker is a highly experienced Commercial Lawyer and Mediator. He advises parties in resolving commercial disputes and advising on commercial contractual rights and remedies. He is a CEDR Accredited Commercial Mediator and former Solicitor and Solicitor-Advocate. He now works as a Consultant Barrister for Temple Heelis. He also practices from 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square Chambers as a Barrister and Commercial Mediator.
Whilst a Solicitor, Stephen worked as a Partner in various Commercial Law Firms in the Midlands where his reputation was nationally recognised.
Stephen joined Eversheds, one of the leading International Law Firms, on qualification as a Solicitor in 1989 and became an Equity Partner in 1999. He was Head of Commercial Litigation at the Birmingham office leading a team of 25.
In 2001 he became an Accredited Mediator.
He moved on in 2006 to join US Law Firm Reed Smith as a European Litigation Partner in their Commercial Disputes Group.
Stephen now lives in Grasmere.
“Work takes me all around the country, and whenever I come back home, I am struck by the beauty of our landscape. My wife and I enjoy walking with our two flatcoated retrievers. When weather permits, I ride my motorcycle with the Morecambe Bay Estuaries Advanced Motorcyclists group. When weather does not permit, you can find me in my workshop building and repairing guitars.”
For a more detailed summary of Stephen’s experience and expertise please see his detailed biography below.
Stephen Barker biography