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Stephen Beresford

Business Law & Mediation Barrister
Stephen was called to the Bar in 1976.
He is an accredited mediator.
His specialist areas of practice include professional negligence, company, partnership, mercantile, land, secrecy litigation, fraudulent claims, planning and environmental and local government.
Stephen specialises in the following areas; Business & Property, Mediation, Fraudulent Claims, Planning & Environment, Local Government.
Business & Property
His attraction to practically all business related law stems from the wide variety of legal, technical and tactical issues that he encounters.
He frequently appears in the higher courts in work that covers the whole range of business, property and contractual disputes.
As well as in main stream court work his skills as an advocate and an adviser are often used in Inquiries on behalf of substantial companies and in mediations involving claims as diverse as exploding factory power plants, failed investment schemes, corporate fraud and the defective provision of third party educational courses.
Mediation
Mediation is a forum in which he is particularly strong, having represented clients in a very large number of business, public authority and property disputes.
Fraudulent Claims
He has relevant experience of both insurance related and non-insurance related commercial fraud cases, for example a 6 figure case on effects of exaggeration of a claim made under an insurance policy; a large complex case (for the insurer) on fraudulent dealings / insurance agents / personal injury claims / CFA’s; various large cases on employee fraud / conspiracy / theft / forgery etc. and numerous cases involving finding / freezing assets of fraudsters and chasing people who have vanished abroad.
Planning & Environment
He has relevant experience of both insurance related and non-insurance related commercial fraud cases, for example a 6 figure case on effects of exaggeration of a claim made under an insurance policy; a large complex case (for the insurer) on fraudulent dealings / insurance agents / personal injury claims / CFA’s; various large cases on employee fraud / conspiracy / theft / forgery etc. and numerous cases involving finding / freezing assets of fraudsters and chasing people who have vanished abroad.

Local Government
He is frequently instructed to act for and against local authorities.
Recent cases have involved, for example, several large local government contract and finance disputes, water pollution litigation and related test cases.