Stephen Ferson

Regarded by those who instruct him as “professional, charming and incredibly efficient”, Stephen appears in the Crown, Magistrates and Youth Courts, primarily on behalf of the defence. He has experience of a broad range of criminal matters including dishonesty offences, possession and supply of drugs offences, sexual offences, and violent offences – particularly in a domestic context.

Clients have commended him as: “very articulate in the courtroom [with] a high level of emotional intelligence staying one step ahead all the time – knowing when to be firm and when to back off… He has a great way of managing expectations whilst remaining upbeat and positive”.

Stephen is currently seconded to the Regulatory Department at Kingsley Napley solicitors where he undertakes work in the field of professional discipline.

Notable Cases

R v S – Harrow Crown Court

Junior alone. Successful defence of a client charged with perverting the course of justice.

R v P & D – Maidstone Crown Court

Led by Philippa McAtasney QC. Prosecuting two defendants in a joint enterprise murder.

R v W – Harrow Crown Court

Junior alone. Successful defence of a man charged with possession of a bladed article.

R v M – Wood Green Crown Court

Junior alone. Successful defence of a man charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The Crown offered no evidence following protracted legal argument, both written and oral.

R v H – Court of Appeal

Junior alone. Successful appeal against sentence following the defendant’s conviction for a number of high profile snatch thefts across North London.

Nursing and Midwifery Council (“NMC”) v C – NMC

Appearing before the Conduct and Competence Committee representing a nurse charged with administering a controlled drug without a prescription.

R v S – Southwark Crown Court

Junior alone. Successful defence of a young Algerian man charged with attempting to rob an undercover police officer, who recognised him.

France v D – Westminster Magistrates’ Court

Acting on behalf of a young woman in extradition proceedings, sought by the French authorities for a number of suspected robberies.

R v D – Kingston Crown Court

Led by Philippa McAtasney QC. Successful defence of a businessman charged with a number of sexual assaults on young men. The jury returned a not guilty verdict on all counts within 25 minutes after a 5-day trial.

R v H – Stevenage youth Court

Junior alone. Successful defence of a 14-year old charged with s20 Wounding.

Other Experience

Before commencing Pupillage with Furnival Chambers, Stephen worked as a Paralegal within the Extradition Department at Kaim Todner Solicitors where he assisted fee earners acting for requested persons in Part 1 and Part 2 extradition cases. He is a fully accredited Police Station Representative with experience representing individuals in police interview suspected of committing a wide range of criminal offences.

Stephen later worked as a Legal Assistant within the Regulatory Department at Kingsley Napley Solicitors assisting in the investigation and prosecution of registrants on behalf of the Health and Care Professions Council. He gained a wealth of experience working professionally with members of the private and public sectors, and members of the public when gathering evidence and preparing cases for a final hearing.

Stephen volunteered as a student community legal advice representative specialising in the areas of Family and Landlord and Tenant Law whilst undertaking his bar professional training course.

 

Education and Awards

Bristol Institute of Legal Practice, BPTC (Very Competent)

LLB Hons. University of Bristol (Upper Second Class Honours)

ADR Group Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator

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