Howard Stevens QC


Howard's practice is broadly based but consists mainly of common law work, in particular personal injury and travel related litigation, including jurisdiction and conflict issues. He acts for claimants and defendants/insurers in equal measure and has particular experience of cases involving severe brain and spinal injury, and of group litigation. He is regularly instructed in connection with inquests, and has represented interested parties in a number of high profile inquests arising from deaths abroad. 

Additionally, Howard undertakes a broad range of appellate work in the Privy Council, including constitutional, judicial review, human rights, commercial, criminal and extradition cases. He has a particular interest in the Constitutions of the Commonwealth jurisdictions and is regularly instructed by Governments. He has appeared before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica.

Legal Directories

Chambers & Partners 2018

'A very efficient and powerful advocate who is very self-contained with a laser-like focus'.
Personal Injury

'Howard is an effective advocate and negotiator. He can make the most complex issues simple, and his attention to detail and thoroughness is excellent.' 'Vastly experienced, superb with clients and capable of distilling the most complex issues and providing straightforward advice'.
Travel: International Personal Injury

Legal 500 2017

'He handles judges superbly and has a keen eye for detail.'
Travel Law: Leading Silk

‘He is first-rate and excels at what he does.’
Personal Injury: Leading Silk

Legal 500 2016:

'A great negotiator and master tactician with real steel'
Personal Injury : Leading Silk

Chambers & Partners 2017:

'He is great, down-to-earth and deals with everything in his stride.' 'He is massively thorough and is a very calm, reasoned advocate.'
Ranked Silk: Personal Injury

'He's brilliant; he cuts to the chase very quickly, and has a great manner with clients and the courts.' 'Howard is extremely thorough, knows every little detail and is a calm, reasoned and effective advocate.' 'He's a real stickler for detail who's very good with clients.'
Ranked Silk: Travel:International Personal Injury

Chambers & Partners 2016

'A fantastic advocate whose attention to detail is legendary' .
'He has a superb brain and exudes a quiet confidence' : Personal Injury
'A very impressive advocate with great attention to detail, who can turn a judge around in a matter of hours'
: Travel


French and German




University of Durham (Modern Languages)
City University (Law)