Steven’s research interests lie broadly in regulation and governance of three fields: the legal profession, corporate finance and environmental law. His work to date has explored the role of environmental solicitors on corporate finance deals, the regulation of business innovation in the context of new technologies, the framing of land use and redevelopment via the contaminated land regime, the shaping and development of EU chemicals law and the management of diversity in large law firms. He is keen to take a variety of approaches to his work and has experience of empircial data collection and analysis.
Steven has given advice to the European Parliament and worked with the British Standards Institute to develop the world’s first publicly accredited standard for companies on the regulation of nanotechnologies. He is currently an ESRC Future Research Leader, working on a funded 3 year project that explores the nature and extent of advice provided by corporate lawyers.