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Stephen Woods

Stephen Woods

Consultant

T: 01865 268 603 (DDI)
T: 01865 792 300
M: 07717 324 923

Stephen Woods is a consultant with 30 years of experience in both civil and commercial litigation where he has acquired enormous experience working with practice teams. His clients have benefited from his extensive advocacy skills in the County and High Courts, as well the Magistrates’ Court. He also heads up the firm's licensing work for pubs, restaurants and nightclubs.



Thank you very much for the simple no nonsense approach to this resolution - just the type of legal service that I have become accustomed from Royds Withy King.
Jose Castillo-Bernaus, St Hilda’s College, Oxford

About Stephen

Stephen has comprehensive experience of commercial and civil disputes and has particular expertise in dealing with:

  • all aspects of contractual disputes, including partnership and company disputes
  • advising on cases relating to professional negligence
  • acting for hotels, pubs, clubs, restaurants and entertainment venues on all areas of licensing, including licensing committee appeals
  • representing residential and commercial landlord and tenants in possession proceedings, forfeiture actions, boundary disputes and disputes involving title and easements.

Stephen qualified in 1982 and joined Marshall & Galpin in Oxford where he became a partner in 1988. He joined Royds Withy King following the merger of the two firms in 2008.

From the outset I only wanted to be a litigator. You have to be both forensic and analytical, but also apply a broad view which only comes with experience. Clients come to you with a problem, one they want fixed without the risk of a trial. Success for them often rests with me, so I have to spot the issues early, determine a strategy, be flexible as things unfolds and achieve a settlement that results in the best outcome for them. Trials are the last resort for clients, but if it comes to that you want someone on your side that has taken many cases to trial and is not afraid to do so

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