Stephen is Professor of Employment Law and Head of School at Coventry University Law School with over 25 years experience in HE. His expertise is in: TUPE; dismissals; discrimination; trade union litigation; and, judicial review.
Stephen graduated from UCL in Law in 1993 (LLB (Hons)) and thereafter, gained a PhD (Law) in 1997 on TUPE, and he was called to the Bar of England and Wales by Lincolns Inn in 2005. He practised until 2014, during which time he had been appointed AG Regional Counsel, Preferred Panel Counsel of the EHRC and acted in landmark cases, such as USDAW v. Woolworths ; Greenwood v. NWF Ltd ; Bateman v. ASDA Stores Ltd; ; Remploy Ltd; v. Shaw ; Oakland v. Wellswood (Yorkshire) Ltd; .
Since 2011 he has been a fee-paid Tribunal Judge in the Social Entitlement Chamber and was recently assigned to the Employment Tribunal. He is a former General Editor of Sweet and Maxwell's Encyclopedia on Employment Law. He is currently an Executive Committee Member of the UK's Society of Legal Scholars, a convenor of the Civil Procedure Doctrinal Study Group of the International Association of Law Schools and an academic panel member of the Administrative Justice Council.