Stephen is a consultant in the firm’s litigation team with over 40 years’ experience as a commercial litigator. Stephen also has substantive experience in both trading and professional partnerships, LLPs and joint ventures, acting for firms, partners and individuals in the drafting of partnership and LLP agreements, partnership disputes and insolvency matters.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited Mediator, being on the Law Society Panel of Arbitrators and the Association of Partnership Practitioners Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Recognised by the Legal 500 2018 for Partnerships
A "veteran" of the partnership space
Legal 500 2018
Recognised by Best Lawyers (UK) in the practice area of Partnerships (2019, 2018 and 2017)
"Force to be reckoned with" Stephen Ralph of Keystone Law is a recognised expert in partnership and LLP matters, with over 40 years of experience.
Chambers UK 2015
Expert litigator Stephen Ralph of Keystone Law has pedigree in partnership disputes, and significant expertise in partnership workouts.
“Stephen is an experienced commercial litigator and insolvency practitioner, well known and highly regarded in the field of partnership law”; “a hard hitting, top-notch litigator, his insolvency experience is of great value in partnership matters.”; “a proper litigator”.
“One of the true specialists in the area of partnership disputes.”
Ranked by Legal Experts for many years as a leading practitioner in Partnership matters.
|2013||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2011-2013||Penningtons | Consultant and Head of the Professional Practices Group|
|2001-2011||Dawsons | Partner|
|1995-2001||Ralph Hume Garry | Senior Partner|
|1991-1995||Boodle Hatfield | Head of Commercial Litigation|
|1977-1991||Payne Hicks Beach | Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation|
|1975||Qualified as a Solicitor |