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Steven Turner

Called Called in 1993

Email steven.turner@parklaneplowden.co.uk

Web parklaneplowden.co.uk/barristers/steven-turner/

About Steven Turner

Steven is a nationally recognised practitioner with a deserved reputation for all-round excellence. He is regularly instructed in high profile test case litigation (e.g. Stevens v Equity Syndicate Management Ltd. [2015] EWCA Civ 93; Zurich v Umerji [2014] EWCA Civ 357) and is frequently asked to advise upon high value cases involving complex points of law. His common sense approach to litigation and ability to understand wider strategic issues have made him a firm favourite with both Claimants and Defendants.

Although based in Leeds, Steven travels nationwide for the purposes of conferences and court hearings.

 Turner, Steven

Personal Details

Education: BA (Hons) English & Film Studies, University of Kent CPE, Nottingham Trent University

Specialist Practice Areas

Recommendations

Chambers and Partners 2015 - Continues to provide high-calibre advice on an array of matters, incorporating fatal accidents, industrial diseases and fraud. He is lauded for his speciality in legal compliance in this sector.
 
Expertise: “He is a careful and meticulous practitioner.” “He is excellent in handling high-profile litigation and Court of Appeal work.”
 
Chambers and Partners 2015 (Sports Law) Band 1 -Has a general commercial practice and brings this expertise to bear on sports contract disputes within football and cricket.

Expertise: "An advocate you can turn to for really thorny problems."
 
Chambers and Partners 2014 - Acts for both claimants and defendants in a variety of highly complex areas. He is particularly noted for his expertise in costs and employers' liability cases. 

Expertise: "He is technically excellent and has good insight and a very good knowledge of the issues." "His attention to detail is second to none. He's very approachable."

Recent work: Turner acted for Chartis Insurance in defence of a complex fraud and credit hire case, successfully bringing the claimant to abandon her hire claim during trial.

Sport: Regularly acts for individuals, agents and clubs on contract disputes, primarily on football-related matters but also in connection with cricket and darts.

Chambers and Partners 2012 - Within Personal Injury: Steven Turner is "one of the best credit hire barristers in the UK,".

Within Sport Law: Steven Turner of Parklane Plowden has a broad sports practice that takes in boxing and football cases, amongst others.
 
Chambers and Partners 2011 - Steven draws praise for his "sound advice" and for the quality of his technical arguments. He is also praised for his growing sports law practice.

Reported Cases

  • Stevens v Equity Syndicate Management Ltd. [2015] EWCA Civ 93: The leading case on the assessment of credit hire rates. Steven was instructed at the appeal stage. He successfully represented the Defendant as sole advocate in the Court of Appeal. 
  • Conlon v RSA Insurance Plc [2015] EWCA Civ 92: A case dealing with the question of whether a Respondent to a test case appeal originating on the small claims track should be ordered to pay appeal costs. Steven was instructed at the appeal stage. He successfully represented the Defendant as sole advocate in the Court of Appeal.
  • Zurich v Umerji [2014] EWCA Civ 357: The leading case on impecuniosity in a credit hire context. The case also addressed the moot point of whether a Claimant who suffers a loss of use ought reasonably to claim upon his own fully comprehensive insurance policy. Steven was instructed at the appeal stage. He successfully represented the Defendant as sole advocate in the Court of Appeal.
  • Dimond v Lovell [2002] 1 AC 384: The leading case on the meaning of ‘credit’ and statutory unenforceability. Dimond was also the seminal case on credit hire rates, introducing for the first time the ‘stripping out’ exercise now commonly performed to identify the basic hire rate. Steven himself devised the novel argument in relation to section 127(3) of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 which went on to find favour in the higher courts. He represented the Defendant at the trial, in the Court of Appeal and in the House of Lords.
  • Burdis v Livsey (sub. nom. Dennard v Plant) [2003] QB 36: The Helphire test case litigation which went on to address a wide range of disparate credit hire / credit repair issues. This litigation also gave rise to Lagden v O'Connor [2004] 1 AC 1067, which went on to the House of Lords. Steven represented the Defendant (in Dennard v Plant) at the trial and Court of appeal stages. 
  • Imageview Management Ltd. v Jack [2009] 2 All E.R. 666; [2009] 1 All E.R. (Comm) 921; [2009] Bus. L.R. 1034; [2009] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 436; [2009] 1 B.C.L.C. 724: The leading modern case on the extent of fiduciary duties owed by football and other agents. Steven represented Kelvin Jack, the Trinidian international goalkeeper who was being sued by his agent for unpaid agency fees. Steven was instructed at the appeal stage. He successfully defended Mr Jack’s interest (as sole advocate) in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
  • Palmer v Marks & Spencer Plc [2001] EWCA Civ 1528: The first case to define the term ‘suitability’ as defined in the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992. Steven represented Marks & Spencer at the trial and in the Court of Appeal.
  • Sitapuria v Khan: CC (Liverpool) (Judge Stewart QC) 10/12/2007: A regularly cited costs case in which the Court decided that settlement at the doors of the Court was not settlement at trial for the purposes of CPR Part 45. Steven successfully represented the Defendant at the hearing before Judge Stewart QC.
 
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