Stephen Meade > Capital Law Limited > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Capital Law Limited
CAPITAL BUILDING
TYNDALL STREET
CARDIFF
CF10 4AZ
Wales

Work Department

Commercial Disputes

Position

Stephen leads the Commercial Disputes team. He handles all types of commercial and corporate disputes and a significant part of his practice focuses on dispute avoidance.

Stephen has significant experience of acting on behalf of major corporates, corporate trustees and SMEs. His recent clients include the British Medical Association, Insure and Go Insurance and Hartley Pensions. He has acted in a number of high profile matters that have attracted a high level of public interest, including a judicial review challenging the decision of the Secretary of State for Health to impose a new contract for junior doctors

With particular expertise in contentious property work, Stephen acts for owners, landlords, tenants and developers.

Stephen also undertakes varied professional negligence work, including claims in the legal, construction and financial sectors.

“Excellent litigator, excels at the technical, highly intelligent with a real ability to absorb the complex factual issues that arise in a healthcare setting. He won a landmark case for the BMA in 2015.”

 Gareth Williams, Senior Solicitor, British Medical Association

Career

Qualified 2006;

  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (2016 – present)
  • Associate, Capital Law LLP (2013 – 2016)
  • Associate Solicitor, George Green LLP (Feb 2007 – Dec 2012)

Memberships

The Law Society of England and Wales

Education

  • BPP Law School: Bar Vocational Course (2003 – 2004)
  • The College of Law, Guildford: Postgraduate Diploma in Law (2002 – 2003)
  • University of Exeter: Bachelor of Science (1993 – 1996)

Leisure

Outdoor pursuits

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

(Leading individuals)

Stephen MeadeCapital Law Limited

Commercial litigation is a cornerstone practice for Capital Law Limited and accounts for a substantial volume of work across a wide range of disputes affecting both private and public sector entities. Team head Stephen Meade is a ‘safe pair of hands’ and is at the forefront of much of the most significant work it handles; he continues to represent the British Medical Association (BMA) on numerous disputes, including in the context of judicial review challenges. Meade has also been responsible for overseeing over 150 business interruption insurance policy claims arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant UK and devolved Government restrictions on businesses. Philip Jones has an excellent perspective across a range of corporate and finance litigation, including derivative claims and shareholder disputes. Clients also benefit from potential access to the firm’s litigation fund, which was established by the ‘engaging and very bright’ Andrew Brown and has funded numerous cases which he has subsequently led on. Nicola Mead-Batten has a ‘terrific enthusiasm for her work’ and handles a considerable amount of public law-related work for the BMA. Recently promoted to partner, Guto Llewelyn has ‘real commercial sense‘, which he deploys to good effect across a range of business, IP and insolvency disputes.

Wales > Real estate > Property litigation

Under the leadership of the ‘impressive Stephen MeadeCapital Law Limited has developed a reputation for being ‘heavyhitters‘ across a range of litigation, including a considerable and growing volume of work within the property sphere. A good deal of this work flows out of the healthcare sector, and the firm’s role as one of the outsourced legal advisors to BMA Law has seen it involved in numerous property landlord and tenant disputes.

Wales > Insurance > Professional negligence

Professional negligence forms a not insignificant proportion of the work flow handled by Capital Law Limited‘s overarching 17-strong commercial litigation practice. Consequently, the firm has the resources and knowledge with which to advise on some sizeable and document heavy professional negligence claims, some of which are financed through the firm’s own litigation fund. The ‘strategic and thoughtfulAndrew Brown has a strong pedigree in handling professional negligence claims brought against solictors and auditors, and he co-heads professional negligence sub-group alongside commercial litigation leader Stephen Meade. ‘A partner in waiting‘, senior associate Lucy Emanuel also continues to impress, primarily as a result of her work for financial institutions bringing claims against solicitors, valuers and construction professionals.