Steven Johnson

Associate

Steven joined Birketts in May 2023 as an Associate in our Property Litigation Team. Steven qualified as a Solicitor in February 2016 and prior to Birketts worked for a central London firm. Steven attended Staffordshire University where he completed his sports law degree and legal practice course.

Steven has a wide range of experience dealing with commercial and residential landlord and tenant, possession claims, boundary disputes, forfeiture claims, nuisance, trespass, disrepair, and party wall matters. Steven has experience acting for a broad range of clients such as high net worth individuals, property developers, SME’s and small business owners. Steven is experienced in every stage of the litigation process, from pre action through to trial. Steven’s clients appreciate his practical, common sense and cost sensitive approach to matters, where he strives to reach the quickest and most financially viable resolution possible, whichever form this may take. Steven though, when needed, acts swiftly in pursuing immediate, short term and long-term decisions/judgments from the Courts. Such as:

  1. Acting for a successful Claimant after a 5 day trial in Manchester County Court in seeking a vast amount of damages following their illegal eviction from a commercial premises;
  2. Acting for a Defendant in successfully setting aside a judgment in relation to a possession and disrepair claim;
  3. Acting for a Claimant in obtaining possession of a car park and forfeiting a lease; and
  4. Acting for a lender in obtaining advice against an alleged trust and freezing injunction against a property, in order for the lender to sell the property and redeem their security.

Prior to join Birketts, Steven gained vast experience over several years working within litigation departments dealing with a wide range of contentious matters such as company director and shareholder disputes, professional negligence, debt recovery and probate disputes.

Since an early age, Steven has played football and his prime, at a semi-professional level. In his free time, Steven keeps himself fit by attending the gym and when he can, travels to the slopes to enjoy some skiing.

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