Stephen Innes was called to the Bar in 2000 and practices from chambers at 4 New Square. His practice is in civil/commercial law, focusing in particular on professional liability and costs, being recommended in the Legal 500 directory as a leading junior in each field. Stephen is also an accredited mediator.
Leading cases include: Aodhcon v Bridgeco  2 All ER (Comm) 928,  2 BCLC 237 in relation to a mortgagee's duty to obtain the best price reasonably obtainable; Bradford & Bingley v Ross  EWCA Civ 394, Times, May 3, 2005 in relation to a sale by a mortgagee to a connected company; Pulvers v Chan  PNLR 9 where a solicitor's firm pursued a claim against a dishonest employee and others involved in mortgage fraud; Toombs v Bridging Loans  EWHC 4566 (QB) concerning limitation in a lender's claim against a valuer; Brokerhouse v OJS  PNLR 23 in relation to the application of SAAMCo to a claim against a solicitor.
Stephen has contributed to the Lexis Nexis Practice Notes on solicitor/client costs and on relief from sanctions. He has lectured extensively and had a number of articles published on topics such as lender shortfall claims, solicitors' hourly rates, costs of in-house lawyers, costs budgeting, CPR Part 36, wasted costs and third party costs orders.
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