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Steven Morris

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Dispute resolution.


Steven is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Department with over 30 years´ experience specialising in international cases and arbitrations. Steven's focus is on international commercial litigation and international arbitration, dry shipping, partnership disputes, fraud related matters, company shareholder disputes, administrative law, and professional negligence. With experience in offshore tax-related work he also undertakes trust and tax-related litigation. His clients range from private individuals to multinational companies and foreign governments. He has significant experience in conducting litigation overseas on behalf of UK individuals and corporations and he has advised clients in a wide variety of actions. Following a postgraduate degree specialising in international law, Steven has also been instructed in a public international law case before the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Steven is a CEDR accredited mediator. He is a member of the International Law Association and a Council Member of the Pakistan-Britain Business Council. Steven has particularly close links with the Asian Sub-Continent and the Middle East. Publications of note: ‘Trial Practice and Procedure Manual for England’ (with Lord Collins of Mapesbury), CCH Publications; ‘The Tax Liability of Foreign Diplomats in the United Kingdom’, British Tax Review.


Trained Herbert Smith Freehills; qualified 1981; partner Howard Kennedy 1986.


Pakistan-Britain Business Council.


King Henry VIII School, Coventry; Downing College, Cambridge (MA, LLB); Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (qualified mediator).


Cinema, photography, archaeology.

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

The 'forward-thinking, efficient' Howard Kennedy LLP 'provides an excellent levels of service'. It advises on contractual disputes, professional negligence actions, complex international litigation and arbitration, and contentious insolvency; the practice is also experienced in director and shareholder disputes and civil fraud. It obtained a series of injunctions for a payment and foreign exchange services firm, whose banking services were suspended following alleged money laundering and fraudulent activity by a number of its customers. Commercial litigation head Louise Bennett 'gets to grips with complex financial issues to see the bigger picture'; dispute resolution head Simon Taylor is 'an excellent strategist and superb negotiator'; Tim Bignell 'cuts through detail to commercial issues and practical solutions'; and Fiona Hinds is 'an excellent, pragmatic commercial lawyer'. Other key litigators include managing partner Craig Emden, Steven Morris, Joel Leigh and Mark Stephens CBE; while senior associate Ayesha Salim is 'always in command of the details'.

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