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Steven Langton

Formerly a solicitor - and with more than 30 years of legal experience - Steven is a senior practising civil barrister and an accredited mediator with a real commitment to achieving results whether by negotiation, litigation or through alternative dispute resolution.

He prides himself on being a safe pair of hands; on being tenacious: innovative in problem solving, with the drive and determination to achieve the results his clients want. He has a friendly, proactive approach underscored by preparation and knowledge.


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With significant advocacy experience, Steven has regularly appeared in the county courts, the High Court and the Court of Appeal, as well as in tribunals, mediations, arbitrations and joint settlement meetings.

Having worked on behalf of major Fortune 500 international and FTSE 100 companies as well as UK SMEs and private individuals, Steven enjoys working for and with commercial stakeholders, fellow professionals and members of the public to provide effective representation and advice for their legal needs.

Stephen's Experience

Called in 1998


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Commercial Law

Steven has substantial experience over a wide variety of both commercial and civil legal matters: from contract disputes to contentious probate, insurance and reinsurance to insolvency and redundancy; to restructuring, he provides advice and opinions both in conference and in writing, settles pleadings and appears on a broad range of commercial and financial services sector issues, in relation to charities, trusts and employment matters.

Steven’s commercial law practice encompasses:

  • Construction disputes
  • Adjudication proceedings concerning interim/stage payments
  • Litigation concerning currency transactions. 
  • Import/export issues
  • IP protection, including injunctions
  • Asset tracing and recovery including Norwich Pharmical and bankers trust order applications
  • Fraud
  • Injunctions, including freezing orders
  • Insolvency and corporate restructuring
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Placings and flotations
  • Managed funds and investments
  • Debt recovery

Steven has significant experience in transactional commercial work and commercial litigation, including:

  • Business sales and purchases
  • Shareholder agreements and disputes
  • Inter-creditor agreements
  • Derivatives
  • Funding, including bonds
  • Supplier agreements
  • Terms and conditions
  • Franchising and agency contracts
Public Enquiries

Steven has been involved in two public enquiries, one disaster related, the other clinical, as well as having been led in a complex internal enquiry relating to the management and accounting procedures of a major body.

With a clear understanding of the processes involved, Steven is confident in preparing research briefing papers and submissions in relation to all aspects of public enquiries, the preparation and consideration of witness evidence and representation: he is happy to accept instructions in this area.

Lasting Power of Attorney, Probate & Trusts
  • Complex family trust actions and TOLATA claims
  • Commercial arrangements concerning the letting of properties
  • Contentious probate matters, including challenges to wills both by beneficiaries and by third parties
  • Testamentary capacity
  • Proceedings against executors

Steven has represented families and interested parties in a wide range of inquests, including Middleton inquests, ranging from clinical issue deaths to deaths in custody: from diving deaths to road traffic incidents.

Judicial Review

Steven has undertaken work on several judicial reviews including review following from inquests.

Employment Law

Steven has considerable experience in Employment Tribunals and the EAT, both on behalf of claimants and respondents.

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • TUPE
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual orientation
  • Equal pay
  • Public Interest Disclosure Act - “whistleblower” claims

As an experienced, accredited mediator, Steven has undertaken over 85 mediations in both the UK and overseas, with a high success rate. These include multi-party, cross-border and high-value disputes.

Privacy Policy

1. This is a privacy notice that describes how, why and for how long I will process or keep your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).
2. The GDPR governs how an individual’s personal data is used, and your rights in relation to that data.
3.  I, Steven Langton, have been instructed by you or your litigation friend (usually a parent), through your solicitor or agent, or via the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
4.  It is necessary for me to process your personal data in order for me to provide you with legal services, for example:

  • Advise on the prospects of litigation;
  • Advise on the value of your claim;
  • Representation at a court hearing;
  • Representation at trial;
  • Advise, review or comment on legal issues or evidence.

5. Processing means anything done to data such as: recording, organising, adapting, altering, copying, consulting, transmitting, combining, erasing or storing it.

6.The processing for the purposes listed above will take place in accordance with either Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, depending on how you instructed me.

7. If you have instructed me on a direct access basis, or engaged a solicitor (or legal agent), to assist you in bringing or defending a claim then the processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). To give effect to that contract (i.e. to bring a claim) it is necessary for me to process your personal data for litigation purposes.

8. If I am assisting you on a pro bono basis, it will be necessary for me to seek your consent to be able to represent you (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). In this scenario, you will be sent a consent form.

Recipients of your data

9.  I may also be required to share your data with others, depending on the nature of your case. This may include:

(i)  Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;

(ii) Your solicitors, or agent representing you, through whom I have been instructed;

(iii) Potential witnesses, experts and other persons involved in the case;

(iv) Solicitors, barristers, or other legal representatives;

(v) Ombudsman and regulatory authorities;

(vi) Education and examining bodies; and

(vii) Current, past or prospective employers.

Special Categories of Data

10.  In some cases I will have been given your personal data that is within the ‘special categories’ of data described in GDPR Article 9(1). For example, personal data that reveals your race, ethnicity, sexual preferences, political or religious beliefs, trade union membership or health. There are also restrictions for processing information regarding criminal convictions.

11. This type of personal data will only be processed where it is necessary in order to represent you in your legal claim, or advise on the prospects of a legal claim.


12. I will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary, and where it is possible, I will anonymise your data.

13. How long your personal data is kept will depend on a number of factors. The retention period will be reviewed when the service I am providing you with is complete. However in general, I am obliged by the Bar Code of Conduct to retain records of my cases, and by HM Revenue and Customs to retain records for 6 years.

14. Once your case has concluded and fees have been paid, I shall retain only the personal data necessary for the following purposes:

(i) The legal and professional obligation to retain information relating to my cases;

(ii) To check for any potential conflict of interests that may arise in the future when I am instructed on other cases;

(iii) For use in the defence of potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes;

(iv) To refer back to in future cases which raise similar legal, factual, or procedural issues.

15. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14 (ii), (iii), and (iv) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. That is, for the purposes of legitimate interests that are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

16. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14(i) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. That is, the processing is necessary for me to comply with a legal obligation. 

Your Rights

17. Where processing of your personal data was based on your consent (see paragraphs 6 and 8) you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

18. Withdrawal of your consent to process such data will most likely mean that I am no longer able to provide you with the legal services you seek.

19. You may request confirmation that your personal data is being processed by me and details about the personal data, the source, the processing, the purposes of the processing, the recipients and the retention period.

20. You may request a copy of your personal data that is being processed by me. You may also request rectification (i.e. correction) where there are inaccuracies in the personal data.

21. You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data in paragraph 14 of this privacy notice. Should you object, the processing will only continue where there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests. 

22. Where the processing or retention of your data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, it will not be possible to object. 

23. You have the right to request that your personal data is erased where any of the following apply:

(i) The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

(ii) You withdraw your consent where the basis of processing was based on consent and where there is no other ground for the processing;

(iii) Where your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests override the legitimate interests of processing in paragraph 14;

(iv) The personal data has been unlawfully processed; or

(v) The personal data have to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.

24. You have the right to request that your personal data is restricted from processing, so that it is simply stored, for the following reasons: as an alternative to deletion; so that it can be corrected; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; to verify if a legitimate ground exists (paragraph 14).

25. Where it is necessary to correct your personal data, or you have requested the restriction or erasure of your personal data, I shall endeavour to contact the recipients of the personal data, unless this involves disproportionate effort. 


26. I take appropriate physical and technical procedures to safeguard your personal data to prevent it from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. 

Complaints or Queries

27. If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice, or how I use your personal data please email me: mailto:, or my clerks: telephone 01823 247 247.

28. I shall aim to respond as soon as possible, and within 30 days.

29. You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you believe I have not handled your request in an appropriate manner. For information on contacting the ICO please go to:

Stephen's Testimonials

Thank you for providing the outcome and furthermore for accepting instructions. The Claimant advised she was extremely grateful for your assistance. She expressed that she would highly recommend you as Counsel. She suggested you were very professional and made her feel at ease. I am very grateful for your assistance and for the successful outcome.

Bethan Furnish

Ageas Law

Steven was brilliant in how he conducted himself from the first time we spoke the evening prior to the hearing. He was very courteous, and made sure to make as much time for myself as possible, even out of typical working hours. He explained everything clearly and ran through possibilities - as he called it ‘giving me some homework’ for the evening before, which proved very helpful in the hearing itself. I owe a lot to Steven and his expertise. He helped me finally bring a 2 year battle to justice, and for that i couldn’t recommend him enough.

Mr Hucknall

Solicitor's Client

Steven was extremely professional and his manner of speaking was crystal clear with beautiful simplicity. During the hearing I was so impressed with Mr Langton's cross examination and felt extremely privileged that he was representing me. If I ever had to recommend a barrister I would have the utmost confidence in recommending Mr. Langton. I felt that he outlined the case in a superb manner getting me a favourable outcome. However, it was the fact that he listened to me, acknowledged my opinions and voiced them clearly on my behalf that has allowed me to gain closure with regards to the incident I faced.

Dr T.J.

Lay Client



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