Stephen Twist has been in practice as a barrister since 1979, in London, York and Newcastle Upon Tyne. He has undertaken numerous homicide and double homicide trials, high profile fraud cases at the Central Criminal Court, and has assisted the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee (1982), the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the National Computing Centre on computer fraud and security. He now divides his time between litigation in several specialist fields, particularly on the interface between public authorities and claimants, statutory regulation, and working as Arbitrator and Mediator. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since April 2000, an accredited Commercial Mediator with CEDR since September 1999, a panel mediator with CIArb and Mediation UK, and a member of the Dispute Resolution Group at Dere Street Barristers. For the General Council of the Bar he broke new ground by piloting the first two BarDIRECT schemes, giving direct access for the legal services of the Bar to corporate and institutional clients. He is a former member of the Bar Council’s Public Access Committee.
Stephen Twist practices as a barrister from Dere Street Chambers in York and Newcastle. He is licensed to receive instructions direct from clients. Stephen is listed in Debrett’s People of Today.