People | Steven Smith

Steven Smith | Senior Associate


Services: Dispute resolution


Phone: 01753 279039


Steven is a senior associate in the dispute resolution group at B P Collins.


Steven specialises in all types of commercial litigation and dispute resolution matters with a particular focus on construction disputes; contractual disputes (including misrepresentation claims); debt claims; professional negligence and consumer claims (including under the Consumer Credit Act 1974).

Steven provides clear, straightforward and commercially focused advice to identify cost effective solutions to deliver his clients’ objectives.


Steven has broad experience in commercial, regulatory and financial/banking disputes, having previously worked at a large international law firm and in-house at a leading City regulator, where he was part of a team conducting high profile cross-agency investigations.

He acts for a range of clients from individuals and small owner-run businesses to large national and international companies, often in the manufacturing and construction industries.  Steven advises on the full spectrum of construction-related disputes such as those arising out of interim and final payments and variations as well as claims for extensions of time and loss and expense.  Steven has experience in adjudication as a form of dispute resolution and has acted for both referring and responding parties.

Steven also advises and acts for clients in other (non-construction) contractual disputes, including those for the supply of goods and services, share purchase agreements and claims under indemnities and guarantees. 

In terms of financial and banking related disputes, Steven has previously advised clearing banks, lenders and payment service providers dealing with contractual disputes, complex issues surrounding enforcement of legal charges as well as mis-selling claims brought under section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act.

In addition to an extensive advisory practice, Steven acts for both claimants and defendants in all stages of litigation in the High Court (including the specialist divisions) and County Court. He has had considerable success in interim applications, such as for summary judgment and strike out.

Steven has experience in other forms of dispute resolution, in particular mediation and adjudication.

Other achievements

Steven studied at both the University of Bristol and the College of Law where he obtained a First Class law degree.  

Steven regularly contributes articles for B P Collins’ knowledge hub with an emphasis on legal updates and developments in the construction industry.

Outside the office

In his spare time Steven enjoys cricket and is also a keen skier and musician.

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