The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Irwin Mitchell

2 WELLINGTON PLACE, LEEDS, LS1 4BZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 234 3333
Fax:
Fax 0113 234 3322
DX:
706951 LEEDS PARK SQUARE
Email:
Web:
www.irwinmitchell.com

Steven Bate

Tel:
Work 07710422947
Email:
Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Commercial litigation/construction.

Position

Steven is an expert in construction and engineering law, with extensive experience of commercial dispute resolution. He prides himself on the human touch and supporting clients. He leads a team in Leeds that helps clients successfully resolve disputes including those operating in the construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors. His wide range of dispute resolution expertise helps his clients minimise the impact of disputes by acting pro-actively, practically and commercially and by using the dispute resolution technique most appropriate to the issue. He has experience of taking disputes to the highest courts in the land, including the Court of Appeal and House of Lords (as it then was). He has adjudicated more cases than he can remember. He regularly gives upfront and dispute avoidance advice to clients and is an accredited mediator. He has a particular specialism in the NEC standard form of contract and has helped resolve many disputes under its terms, especially compensation event and ground condition claims. He also has procurement experience, and helps his clients avoid or minimise the risk of disputes by ensuring that their interests are properly protected in construction and engineering contractual documents. He worked previously at DWF, Hammonds and Walker Morris and has significant expertise in general commercial matters, thereby strengthening both the construction and commercial dispute resolution offering in Leeds and across the country. His recruitment is part of the strategic growth of the firm in business areas and in key cities, including both Leeds and Sheffield. Legal specialties: construction and engineering law, dispute resolution, arbitration, litigation, adjudication and mediation. He is accredited as a mediator by CEDR (the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution).

Career

Trained Walker Morris; associate Walker Morris 1997-2006; solicitor 2006-07; partner Hammonds LLP 2007-09; partner DWF 2009-12; partner Irwin Mitchell 2012 to date.

Languages

Russian.

Member

CEDR-accredited mediator; Society of Construction law.

Education

Rainford High School; The University of Hull (LLB (ELS) Hons Law With European Legal Studies); The University of Utrecht.

Leisure

My family, promoting The Blunderstone Giants Kindle ebook, karate, reading, writing, running, golf.


Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

Keys names in Irwin Mitchell’s Yorkshire-based practice include consultant Steven Bate , who focuses on construction disputes; associate Zoe Williams , who handles payment, defect and professional negligence litigation; and consultant Mike Plews , who is recognised for his work on offshore wind farm and biomass power station matters. Key sectors for the group include the process engineering, finance, public and education sectors with notable expertise in retirement living and student accommodation mandates.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to