Stephen was awarded the Harmsworth Scholarship by Middle Temple (2005).
Before coming to the Bar, Stephen worked as a compliance officer at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch International.
His work with Lylian Baylis Technology School saw him awarded the London South Bank mentoring award by Sir Trevor McDonald.
Prior to pupillage Stephen's interest in domestic violence issues led him to act as a volunteer McKenzie friend for the National Centre of Domestic Violence in order to help obtain ex-parte occupation orders and non-molestation orders for victims.
He also spent two years volunteering for Food Chain, a charity focusing on providing nutritional specific meals to those living with HIV.
In addition to this he volunteered for the United Kingdom Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group as a case researcher.
Stephen speaks passionately as an advocate and campion for equality and diversity for all, especially within LGBTQ+