Stephen Meade

Stephen leads the Commercial Disputes team, and as well as handling all types of commercial and corporate disputes, a large part of his practice focuses on dispute avoidance strategy.

Stephen has significant experience of acting on behalf of individuals and trade unions, such as the British Medical Association, as claimants in judicial review proceedings. He has acted in a number of high profile matters that have attracted a high level of public interest, including a judicial review challenging the decision of the Secretary of State for Health to impose a new contract for junior doctors

With particular expertise in contentious property work, Stephen acts for landlords, tenants and developers.

Stephen also undertakes varied professional negligence work, including claims in the legal, construction and financial sectors.

“Excellent litigator, excels at the technical, highly intelligent with a real ability to absorb the complex factual issues that arise in a healthcare setting. He won a landmark case for the BMA in 2015.”

 Gareth Williams, Senior Solicitor, British Medical Association

  • Bringing a judicial review challenging the decision of the Secretary of State for Health to impose a new contract for junior doctors.
  • Resolving a University’s £multi-million dispute with a former joint venture business partner.
  • Leading a successful judicial review challenging the decision of a NHS Trust to downgrade maternity services.
  • Representing the BMA in proceedings brought against the Secretary of State for Health for a declaration about the contractual effect of the Clinical Excellence Awards (CEA) scheme and the terms and conditions of service for consultants in England.
  • Resolving a high-tech energy company’s dispute with its bank arising from a fraudulent transaction.
  • Defending a  £1m plus terminal dilapidations claim on behalf of a tenant further education College.
  • Advising the BMA in connection with the amount of service charges claimed by NHS Property Services (“NHSPS”) from around 300 general practice surgeries across England.
  • Acting for a trustee to pursue a £7m breach of trust claim affecting over 300 of its beneficiaries who invested their SIPPs in a fractional ownership property scheme in the Caribbean.
  • Judicial review
  • Professional negligence
  • Property and construction litigation
  • Commercial litigation


  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (2016 – present)
  • Associate Solicitor, Capital Law Llp (2013 – 2016)
  • Associate Solicitor, George Green Llp (Feb 2007 – Dec 2012)


  • BPP Law School: Bar Vocational Course (2003 – 2004)
  • The College of Law, Guildford: Postgraduate Diploma in Law (2002 – 2003)
  • University of Exeter: Bachelor of Science (1993 – 1996)


  • The Law Society of England and Wales