Stephen is a well-known and respected property lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of commercial property matters, including the granting and taking leases, disposals and acquisitions of freehold property, the acquisition of telecommunications property rights and town and country planning. Stephen’s extensive clientele portfolio includes large-scale retailers, telecommunications companies, hospital and nursing home owners as well as foreign and domestic corporate and individual property developers.

Stephen has a strong, active interest in environmental law and climate change law. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a member of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association and a founding member of the UK chapter of Lambda Alpha International, a society for the advancement of land economics.

  • National retailers
  • Nursing home owners
  • Telecommunications operators
  • Property investors
  • Educational establishments

Stephen contributed the chapter on Property Law and Planning in Telecommunications Law and Practice (Colin Long, Sweet & Maxwell, 1988).

  • The development of an £85 million research facility for a major UK university.
  • The acquisition of premises for the London branch of the Warwick Business School.
  • Successfully conducting a series of planning appeals for a major supermarket chain.
  • Successfully conducting a series of planning appeals for a major telecommunications operator.
  • The acquisition of upwards of 4500 telecommunications base station sites.

Previous Law Firms

  • Druces LLP
  • Thurloe & Lyndhurst LLP
  • Druces & Attlee
  • Stephen Kingsley Solicitors



  • Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge (MA – Law)
  • Birkbeck, University of London (MA — History – Cities and Culture)

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