Stephen Boyd > Chambers of Mark Warwick QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Warwick QC
Selborne Chambers


A founder member of Selborne Chambers, Stephen is a barrister, mediator and arbitrator. His main practice areas are contentious trusts and probate (he is an ACTAPS registered contentious trust and probate specialist), property, professional negligence and commercial disputes. Stephen has been an accredited mediator for 19 years. He is a member of both CEDR’s mediator and arbitrator panels. He is also on CEDR’s panel of adjudicators dealing with consumer complaints against surveyors and has dealt with over 60 such adjudications.

He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. A graduate in Linguistic and International Studies, (comprising Russian, Swedish and Law), Stephen initially followed a business career, working for international trading companies in Hong Kong and South Africa. Approachable, calm, down-to-earth and good at building rapport with clients, Stephen brings his business experience and human relations skills to disputes, giving advice that is commercial, accessible and practical. Recent cases include: Re Wales 17/7/20 concerning the interpretation of the words “such all of my nephew’s and niece’s children” in a will; Goldhill Finance Limited v Berry 26/10/18 regarding a mortgagee’s common law rights to take possession; Roshan v Bharj 13/2/17 concerning disputed ownership of a Sikh temple.


1977: call – Gray’s Inn

1978 to 1981: working in commerce

1982-1983: pupillage with Michael Burton

Co-writer of the chapter on Image Rights in all 4 editions of ‘Sport: Law and Practice’


French, Russian, Swedish, Spanish


Chancery Bar, Property Bar and Commercial Bar Associations


Minchenden Grammar, London N.14; Surrey University (BSc (Hons)); King’s College, London (postgraduate certificate in Sports Law)


Stephen enjoys acting. He has appeared in productions at the Tricycle, Bridewell and Hampton Hill Theatres. He practices Kundalini yoga, meditation and Pilates.