Steve Allen > Mills & Reeve LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
B3 2AB

Work Department

Commercial disputes.


Steve heads the Birmingham office of Mills & Reeve LLP. He has extensive experience in dealing with all forms of commercial disputes particularly commercial contract, product liability, breach of warranty and shareholder disputes. He has a particular interest in the automotive, energy, food and IT sectors. In addition to extensive experience in conducting international arbitration disputes, Steve has dealt with disputes in the Commercial Court, the Technology and Construction Court and the Court of Appeal. Steve has also been involved in the settlement of several complex disputes through mediation and other forms of ADR. Steve is the current President of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and the winner of the Midlands Leadership in Professional Services Award 2018. He is a former recipient of the International Solicitor of the Year Award from the Birmingham Law Society and is a past President of the New York based British American Business Council. Steve appears in the Birmingham Post’s Power 250 list of the Midlands’ most influential people and is a Visiting Fellow of International Law at Aston University in Birmingham.


Trained Abson Hall Solicitors, Manchester; qualified 1988; assistant solicitor Abson Hall 1988-89; associate 1989-90; partner 1990-93; partner Fox Brooks Marshall/Wacks Caller 1993-95; partner Berrymans Lace Mawer 1995-2000; associate Wragge & Co LLP 2000-04; partner Mills & Reeve 2004 to present.


Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Birmingham Law Society & Brocton Hall Golf Club.


Bramhall High School; Manchester Metropolitan University (1984 LLB Hons); postgraduate diploma in Commercial Litigation (1994); Higher Rights of Audience Written Examination & Oral Accreditation(2003).


Supporting Manchester City Football Club; member of Brocton Hall Golf Club, Brocton, Staffs.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Birmingham

(Hall of Fame)

Steve AllenMills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP‘s regulatory, public and commercial disputes group attracts praise for being ‘equally comfortable managing domestic disputes as well as litigation or arbitration with an international angle‘. This is reflected in its impressive client roster, which includes leading local, national and global corporates. ‘Very strong all-round commercial disputes lawyerSteve Allen, who is particularly strong for automotive, advanced manufacturing and technology disputes as well as shareholder and product liability litigation,  leads the group. Other names to note include ‘superb principal associateAnthony Minnis and sports dispute specialist Phil Hutchinson.