He became managing partner in 1990, and then senior partner in 2001.
Steven was honorary secretary of the Devon Young Solicitors Group for three years and chair in the late 1980s.
He became president of Plymouth Law Society from 2011 to 2012, and president of the Association of South Western Law Societies from 2015 to 2016.
Steven practiced as a general non-contentious solicitor until 1985 when he undertook solely property work.
In 1988, Steven moved into commercial property and business transfer work, specialising in the latter through to 2008, at which time he moved to managing the practice.
Steven will have been married to Alison (if her patience holds) for 40 years in 2022, and they have two married daughters and one grandson.
Area of practice
Commercial property; company and commercial; conveyancing – residential; corporate finance; mergers and acquisitions