BW 21 04 2020

Stephen Harvey QC

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

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Stephen has dealt with a number of sporting disciplinary issues and has expertise involving situations in which the criminal law impinges upon a sports personality or sporting activity.

Stephen’s particular expertise is anti-corruption, bribery and corporate governance. He has been involved in issues from both the individual and a club's perspective.

Stephen has a particular interest in the regulation and discipline of football, rugby, motor sport, horseracing and greyhound racing.

Recent cases 

  • AB - Football Disciplinary Commission hearing. Advised and represented a footballer accused of racial abuse and assault. Acquitted
  • YY - Advised and represented a premier league footballer in relation to allegations of assault
  • AA - Advised another premier league football player in relation to motoring and accusations of dishonesty
  • XX - Advised another premier league footballer in relation to criminal charges involving assault and public order offences.
  • Articles
    • “Fixing” the problems in cricket – How to do it?

      “Fixing” the problems in cricket – How to do it: an analysis by Stephen Harvey QC

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  • Recommendations

    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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