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, arbitrator and mediator.  His main practice areas are property, contentious trusts and probate (he is an ACTAPS registered contentious trust and probate specialist), professional negligence and commercial disputes. Stephen has been an accredited mediator for 18 years and is a CEDR panel member and a Civil Mediation Council registered mediator. 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 to disputes, giving advice that is commercial, accessible and practical. Recent cases include: Roshan v Bharj 13/2/17 – appeared for the Defendant who obtained an order in a case involving disputed ownership of a Sikh temple striking out the claim as an abuse of process; Gill v Gill 30/10/15 – appeared for the claimant who successfully sued her siblings for conspiracy to forge her signature on a TR1 transferring title to her brother; Dawoodi v Zafrani 22/1/15 – appeared for the claimant who successfully sued the defendant developer for damages in trespass and nuisance. The claimant’s garden subsided as a result of the negligence of the defendant’s contractors, who had demolished the adjacent house and excavated a basement for a new house without supporting the claimant’s land and erected scaffolding on the claimant’s land without his consent.


1977: call – Gray’s Inn. 1978 to 1981: working in commerce. 1982-83: pupillage with Michael Burton. Co-writer of chapter on Image Rights in the 3 editions of ‘Sport: Law and Practice’, and the forthcoming 4th edition, edited by Lewis and Taylor.


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.