Stephen was enrolled as a solicitor in 2001 having completed his training contract in a high street practice in Ipswich. He then spent a year as an assistant solicitor in the same firm before moving to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Stephen was a Senior Crown Prosecutor for over 12 years. He worked on both the magistrates’ court team and the Crown Court team. He was a youth specialist and a Hate Crime lead for a number of years.

In 2016 he joined the University of Suffolk as a Senior Lecturer in Law where he is responsible for the development of clinical legal education.

Key Research Interests

Stephen’s PhD research concerns the exercise of prosecutorial discretion and the rights of victims to challenge prosecution decision-making. This includes elements of administrative law and victimology.

He is also interested in all aspects of the criminal law, evidence and procedure.