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Dere Street Barristers

Chambers of John Elvidge QC

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Newcastle upon Tyne, York

Stephen Fletcher

Work 0844 335 1551
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC)


Stephen is a highly regarded chancery, commercial and property law barrister who has practiced exclusively in civl law since he was called to the Bar.

In addition to the width and depth of his experience, Stephen attaches particular importance to achieving outcomes which provide real benefit to the client. Taking into account the commercial realities involved in litigation his advice is always practical.  In all cases he is committed to developing effective working relationships with both solicitors and lay clients and his regular clients note him for being always approachable and accommodating.

Regarded by the Judiciary, his peers and instructing solicitors as an extremely effective advocate with a formidable attention to detail, Stephen is regularly instructed in very high value and complex matters in the Chancery Division and the specialist courts of the Queen’s Bench Division (Commercial, Mercantile, Technology & Construction) listed in both the regional High Court District Registries and in London. Stephen also appears for clients in the Court of Appeal.


  • Shareholder’s disputes; director’s duties; appointment and removal of directors; unfair prejudice petitions and derivative actions; valuation disputes; shareholders’ agreements; limited liability partnerships.
  • Corporate and personal insolvency.
  • Property including trusts.
  • Wills, probate and Inheritance Act claims
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Contract disputes including building and construction.


Stephen focuses on County Court/High Court actions relating to:-

  • Directors’ and senior managers’ duties (fiduciary and otherwise)
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Team moves
  • Setting up in competition
  • Springboard and other injunctions
  • Termination of directors and director-shareholders employment


Called 1987; Middle Temple.


Giggleswick School, North Yorkshire; University College London (LLB (Hons)).

Regional Bar : North Eastern Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Within: Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Stephen Fletcher - Dere Street BarristersHe communicates extremely well with clients.

Within: Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Dere Street Barristers is home to Stephen Fletcher, who has expertise in shareholders’ disputes, partnership matters, directors’ duties and insolvency cases, among other areas.

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