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Stephen Foster

Manchester, United Kingdom

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Practice Areas:

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Banking & Finance

Although I head the firm`s Corporate & Commercial Department ( which is a role that I have fulfilled for more than 24 years) and as a result become involved in a wide variety of work, I am happiest working on corporate deals, both public and private, in particular mergers, acquisitions and leveraged buy-outs.

As a result of spending some years of my career specialising in banking law, I am also actively engaged in banking and financing work.

My approach to most of the work is to co-ordinate teams involving one or more fee earners in the firm.

I also fulfil a number of administrative roles:  Compliance Officer for Legal Practice; Money Laundering Reporting Officer;  Complaints Partner; and Data Protection Officer.  I also deal with all professional indemnity issues on behalf of berg.

Particularly in light of my function of handling complaints, I consider client care, both for those clients with whom I work directly and also more widely across the firm, to be of paramount importance.

Previous Employment

Stephenson Harwood1983 - 1988

Articled clerk and then solicitor

Stephenson Harwood & Lo1988 - 1991



I trained and subsequently worked in the City of London for a number of years.

I also spent more than 3 years practising as a corporate, commercial and banking lawyer in Hong Kong.

The highlights of my career have been advising on 3 privatisations (Merseyrail, Regional Railways North East and the Port of Bristol) and leading a team which dealt with the first ever issue of publicly listed stock by a  university.

I have also represented a number of listed companies, in Hong Kong as well as in England.

Financial institutions which I have represented include Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Bank of America, Alliance & Leicester, The Co-operative Bank and Davenham Group.  My firm is also on the panels of Nationwide, Metro Bank and Together.


Nunthorpe Grammar

Secondary School

1971 - 1978

A and S levels

Emmanuel College, Cambridge


1979 - 1982

Law degree



Responsive, Commercial and straight to the point.

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Privatisation legal advice

Regional Railways North East

Privatisation legal advice

Port of Bristol

Privatisation legal advice

University stock listing

Advised on first ever issue of publicly listed stock by university.


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