Stephen is a highly regarded Barrister who was called to the Scottish Bar in 2002 and made silk in 2017. Having been called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2018, he brings with him a wealth of experience in complex and high value commercial and administrative law cases as well as experience in planning, property, agricultural law and land valuation appeals.
Speaking of the appointment, Head of Chambers John Critchley commented “We are delighted to be able to bring someone of Stephen’s calibre to our set. He has experience at every level up to and including the UK Supreme Court and is very well thought of by colleagues and opponents alike. His extensive knowledge of procurement law will likely be of huge value to our Local Authority clients, particularly after Brexit.
Stephen O'Rourke QC commented "I'm thrilled to be joining Field Court Chambers as I embark on the next stage of my career in London. They have an enviable client base that should allow me to use the breath of my knowledge whether for private client solicitors or Local Authorities. I can't wait to get started".
The Legal 500 states that Stephen has"a first-rate reputation in high value cases" and ranks him as a leading junior in the fields of civil liberties, human rights, public inquiries and public and administrative law (including local government).
Stephen officially joined Field Court Chambers on 5th November 2018