Stephen Harvey QC

Year of Call: 1979
Year of Silk: 2006
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Telephone: 020 7583 8055 

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Recent inquests include:

  • XX – Represented a senior police officer in an inquest involving a death in custody. Prospective criminal proceedings, particularly under the Corporate Homicide Act 2007, did not follow.
  • XX1 – Represented the family of a deceased who died as a result of alleged medical negligence whilst in hospital. Key witnesses were cross-examined at this critical stage to facilitate the progress of the civil action in clinical negligence against the doctors and the health authority.
  • XX2 – Client involved in a fatal road traffic accident and was facing a criminal prosecution for causing the death and a civil action for damages. Successfully cross-examined key witnesses at this key stage of the matter resulting in no prosecution taking place.
  • XX3 – Corporate client, and a director of the company, involved as Interested Parties in a fatality on a construction site. Criminal proceedings were not subsequently undertaken by the police.


Stephen has been rated by both of the two main professional directories:

Chambers & Partners states that ‘Stephen is a meticulous and confident performer who is both charming and hardworking’. He is active in a wide range of areas, and has notable specialisations in fraud and copyright theft’.

‘…(he) honed his skills in engineering and financial services before coming to the Bar. He wins acclaim for his charming manner and clear-headedness’.

Legal 500 particularly refers to his, ‘…wealth of experience in the cross-examination of experts (in a variety of fields) and (he) has lectured…on the topic of ‘The expert witness’.


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Academic qualifications

  • LLB(Hons)(Lond)

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Associate Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Professional bodies

  • The Criminal Bar Association
  • The Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association
  • The British Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • The Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • The Health and Safety Lawyers Association
  • The Public Access Bar Association.

Direct Access

Stephen Harvey QC is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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