University of York BA (Hons) Politics
College of Law, York Common Professional Examination
Inns of Court School of Law Vocational Course
Sexual offences including rape, sexual offences involving children as victims or defendants and historic sexual abuse cases;
Cases involving children or the vulnerable either as victims, witnesses or defendants.
Stephen is a Grade 4 Prosecutor and is on the approved RASSO CPS Advocates Panel.
R v F : Prosecution of an 11 year-old boy who had raped his 6 year-old neighbour. Case ultimately led to the High Court declaring that parts of the sex offender notification requirements were incompatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (R (on the application of F and Thompson (FC) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 792.); a decision that was upheld by the Supreme Court.
R v Murphy Ashcroft and Moore: Prosecution of a complex case of death by dangerous driving.
R v Barrowman: Defence of man accused of acquaintance rape, strangulation and other violence. Much of the case turned upon medical evidence from four doctors, including a Home Office Pathologist, as to what could be established from the injuries to the complainant. Two juries could not agree; on a second re-trial the jury acquitted.
R v Yates: Prosecution of a man for sexually grooming two teenage girls for raping and having sexual activity with one of them and for abducting the other one.