Commercial litigation team

If you need assistance resolving a commercial dispute don't hesitate to contact our experienced solicitors on 0203 816 9303 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.

Our People

Partners

  • David Baybut
    , Partner
    Head of Real Estate

    David was appointed as a Partner in 1999, and became head of the commercial property team in 2001, becoming a deputy chair of the operational board in April 2008. In 2015 he became Head of Real Estate, overseeing the residential conveyancing team and t...

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    David Baybut
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  • Kate Bullen
    , Partner
    Partner

    Kate is a Partner specialising in commercial property and residential property law. 

    After graduating from the University of Hull in 2000 and following a year studying i...

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    Kate Bullen
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  • Jonathan Chadwick
    , Partner
    Head of Commercial

    Jonathan is an experienced litigator who heads up the commercial litigation and corporate recovery department. Recognised early as a rising star, Jonathan achieved partnership at a comparatively young age. In 2008 he became the head of commercial servi...

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    Jonathan Chadwick
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  • Chris Graves
    , Partner
    Partner

    Chris was appointed as a Partner in 2017 and is a solicitor specialising in commercial property law with over six years po...

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    Chris Graves
    Contact details 01942 77416301942 774525
  • Alistair Gregory
    , Partner
    Partner

    Alistair became a Partner at Stephensons in 2013 and supervises the debt recovery team.

    Alistair is a commercial litigation solicitor who joined Stephensons in 1999 from the Inland Revenue. He completed his LLB ...

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    Alistair Gregory
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  • Louise Hebborn
    , Partner
    Partner

    Louise started her training contract at the firm in September 2002 having already worked at the firm over a number of years on summer placements. She went on to qualify as a solicitor in the firm’s commercial team in September 2004. In May 2013 L...

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    Louise Hebborn
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  • Philip Richardson
    , Partner
    Partner & Head of Employment Law

    Phil became a Partner in 2014 and has been the employment law team leader since 2008. He studied law at Lancaster University, spending ...

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    Philip Richardson
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Senior Associates

  • Julie Ball
    , Senior Associate
    Commercial Law Solicitor and Associate

    Julie is an associate of the firm specialising in commercial property law.

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    Julie Ball
    Contact details 01942 77418901942 774525
  • Francesca James
    , Senior Associate
    Commercial Property Solicitor and Associate

    Francesca is an associate in the firm specialising in commercial property law. Francesca graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a first class honours degree in law in 2010. 

    Francesca advises companies, partnerships, social h...

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    Francesca James
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  • Martha McKinley
    , Senior Associate
    Employment Law Solicitor and Associate

    Martha is an associate solicitor in the employment law department. 

    After graduating from the University of York with an english degree in 2004, Mart...

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    Martha McKinley
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Solicitors

  • Jessica Culshaw
    , Solicitor
    Solicitor

    Jessica is a solicitor specialising in commercial property based at our office at Middlebrook, Bolton. She started working with Stephensons after graduating Liverpool University and continued to...

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    Jessica Culshaw
    Contact details 01942 778014
  • Paul Davies
    , Solicitor
    Solicitor

    Paul qualified as a solicitor in October 1990 and joined Stephensons in May 2016. 

    He is an experienced property lawyer within the commercial property team at the firm&...

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    Paul Davies
    Contact details 01942 774067
  • Matthew Halton
    , Solicitor
    Solicitor

    Matthew joined Stephensons in 2015 in the commercial law team specialising in trade finance and debt recovery.

    Matthew qualified as a solicitor in 1985 and was a partner in Wilde and Partners before joining Kingsford Stacey Blackwell in 2001. He ...

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    Matthew Halton
    Contact details 0207 096 7361
  • Julie Hunter
    , Solicitor
    Solicitor

    Julie qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and joined Stephensons in 2017 as a solicitor in the commercial litigation department after having previously been a partner at another firm. 

    Julie is highly experienced in litigation and dispute resol...

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    Julie Hunter
    Contact details 01942 778005
  • Adam Pennington
    , Solicitor
    Solicitor

    Adam joined Stephensons in 2010 and successfully secured a training contract in 2013. Adam qualified in 2015 and now works in the employment team advising claimants in relation to the following:

    • Bringing and defending a wide range of cl...
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    Adam Pennington
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  • Jonathon Waterhouse
    , Solicitor
    Solicitor

    Jonathon is a solicitor specialising in commercial property.  

    Jonathon qualified as a solicitor in December 2012 having studied part time over eight years whilst working as a paraleg...

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    Jonathon Waterhouse
    Contact details 01942 778058
  • Andrew Whitehead
    , Solicitor
    Solicitor

    Andrew is a commercial litigation solicitor based at the firm’s office in Bolton who undertakes work for a national client base. Andrew joined Stephensons in 2012 after completing...

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    Andrew Whitehead
    Contact details 01942 774039
  • Mark Williams
    , Solicitor
    Solicitor

    Mark is a solicitor specialising in corporate and commercial and is based at our office at Middlebrook, Bolton. Mark graduated from the University of Liverpool before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the College of La...

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Consultants

  • Declan Gilroy
    , Consultant
    Consultant

    Declan qualified as a solicitor in 1978 and is now a consultant in the commercial law team specialising in receivables finance, enforcing guarantees, commercial debt recovery and insolvency. He is a licensed insolvency practitioner as well as a practic...

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    Declan Gilroy
    Contact details 0333 321 4401

Executives

  • Karen Baron
    , Executive
    Business Development Manager

    Karen joined Stephensons in 2011 as business development manager for the commercial litigation teams. As a senior business professional with over 30 years’ experience in commercial, corporate and manufacturing facilities, Karen brings a wealth of...

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    Karen Baron
    Contact details 01942 77801801942 774525
  • Neil Marshall
    , Executive
    Business Development Manager

    Neil joined Stephensons in 2016 as a business development manager after completing over thirty years in commercial banking for Natwest/RBS. For much of that time Neil was in a front line role helping and supporting businesses in the commercial and...

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    Neil Marshall
    Contact details 0771 445 6908

Credit Controllers

  • Kerrie Ainscough
    , Credit Controller
    Credit Controller

    Kerrie joined Stephensons in 2006 in the litigation team and moved to the debt recovery team in 2012 where she works as a credit control manager. 

    Kerrie obtained her LLB law degree at the University of Central Lancashire...

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    Kerrie Ainscough
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