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Stephen Calderbank

Clear Commercial

Location Manchester

About Stephen

Stephen is an experienced employment law and HR practitioner with over 30 years experience. Having qualified in 1982 and having practiced in most areas of litigation, Stephen now practices purely in employment law and has done for around 15 years.

Having operated largely within a business environment, Stephen is extremely outcome focused, commercial and pragmatic in his approach, having run his own businesses alongside his legal work. He acts for international and national corporations, major regional employers in addition to SMEs and owner-managed businesses across a wide range of sectors. Stephen is an enthusiastic presenter and trainer and has lectured and coached many employment lawyers and HR practitioners. 

He enjoys Tribunal appearances and any opportunity for advocacy. Stephen is considered a robust and experienced Tribunal practitioner but also undertakes non-contentious matters such as the drafting of employment contracts, handbooks and settlement agreements. He has appeared in over a hundred Tribunal and Court actions.

The background of Stephen's experience has consisted of working within crime, matrimonial, personal injury and general civil litigation.

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About their firm

Clear Commercial is an innovative and entrepreneurial adviser in the legal sector. It has a strong team of bespoke specialists who are using new working methods, systems and a pervasive use of IT to support them in providing the precise value that each commercial client needs. It also understand that commercial clients need certainty with regard to legal spend and will tailor the funding of each matter in a bespoke way to match its client’s objectives, either through fixed fees or by taking some or all of the risk.

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