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Freeths LLP

CHURCHILL HOUSE, REGENT ROAD, STOKE ON TRENT, ST1 3RQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01782 202020
DX:
20727 HANLEY
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

Stephen Hadley

Tel:
Work 01782 211870
Email:
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Dispute management, business services.

Position

Partner specialising in managing and resolving disputes including professional negligence (particularly solicitors and valuers); pensions, trust and probate, mining and minerals, and corporate and commercial issues as well as contentious insolvency and property litigation. Stephen has over 25 years experience in a wide mix of litigation areas. Early on in his career he acted in what was then the largest financial fraud in British history. Recently, to the complete satisfaction of the professional clients, he has settled, during and in the week before the trials, two claims for beneficial interests in substantial property portfolios dating back at least 25, and in one case over 50, years. These involved fictitious parties, fraudulent conveyances, impersonation, nominees and tax avaoidance as well as complicated family relationships.

Career

Trained at Forsyte Kerman in the West End of London; qualified 1990; Booth & Co (now Addelshaws) 1991-95; Eagle Star Insurance 1996-97; Kent Jones and Done in various forms until merger with Freeths 1998 to date.

Education

Nottingham High School; Brunel University (LLB); Chancery Lane College of Law (Law Society Finals (Honours); University of Alberta, Canada (LLM).

Leisure

Daughter aged 15. Travelled extensively in North America, Australasia, Africa and Asia. Playing and watching cricket, travelling, walking.


West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the West Midlands

Within: Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the West Midlands

Freeths LLP in Stoke on Trent ‘provides very good service, which is due to its long-standing relationships developed over time – the client has a good understanding of clients’ businesses and ethics’. Stephen Hadley , who heads the practice, handles work including M&A litigation and several disputes over the ownership of property. In one highlight, he advised Baker Tilly as trustees in one of three brothers party to a partnership dispute owning several properties in multiple countries, against a backdrop of alleged conveyancing fraud and impersonation. Natural resources are an area of expertise – the team advises Tarmac on mineral regulation matters.

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