Stephen is a solicitor with an abiding interest in new and sometimes hopeless causes. After a spell as a teacher in Sudan for VSO he was a partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) for 30 years, including a long spell as senior partner of the firm. Along the way has also been a trustee of 20 charities. He is now Senior Counsel at BWB and Chair of BWB Ventures.
He came up with the idea that became the Community Interest Company over a bottle of claret with Roger Warren Evans and has also set up and chairs two socially responsible joint ventures with NCVO – Trustees Unlimited and CaSE Insurance.
He's also on the board of the Social Stock Exchange and the Big Society Capital Advisory Group.
In his spare time he tries to keep up with his four sons, likes walking, singing in the Blackheath choir, cycling and trying to get more facts into his brain so as to compete with Toby.
Is a social enterprise model behind Germany’s World Cup football victory? Civil society law guru Stephen Lloyd says there are goal-scoring lessons for both football bosses and government from Germany’s impressive performance.