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Stephen Doherty

Stephen Doherty

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Stephen Doherty became a member of Chambers in September 2014 following pupillage.

He accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice and has a particular interest in pensions, financial services and commercial litigation.

Stephen is currently on secondment at a leading law firm in Dubai working within their international arbitration team. He provides advice, draft pleadings and submissions in claims arising from incomplete large-scale construction, infrastructure and development projects in the Middle East, also representing clients at preliminary and full hearings.

Stephen is registered to appear in the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts.

Stephen has a first-class degree in History from Oxford University. He completed his Graduate Diploma in Law with distinction, and achieved an outstanding grade in the Bar Professional Training Course.


Banking & Financial Services

Since joining chambers Stephen has gained experience in a range of civil and criminal litigation in the field of banking and financial services, and has worked in both the Enforcement and the General Counsel’s Division of the Financial Conduct Authority.

Stephen has experience of advising on interest rate hedging product (IRHP) mis-selling, unfair relationship claims under s. 140A-D Consumer Credit Act 1974, applications for change of control under Part XII FSMA and other issues relating to suitability of investment advice.

At the Financial Conduct Authority, Stephen was involved in a high profile investigation of a retail bank and has advised on numerous issues relating to pensions scams, authorisation of firms, passporting, and the scope of the FCA’s powers under FSMA.

Stephen also has experience of a high profile criminal investigation, conducted by the Serious Fraud Office, into allegations of corruption and bribery against a large UK bank.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • Association of Pensions


  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn

Stephen Doherty is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

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