Stephen qualified as a solicitor with Berwin Leighton in 1989 before moving to the niche medical negligence firm Compton Carr. He entered the legal recruitment sector in 1990.
By 1998 he had been appointed Managing Director of one of the leading legal recruitment consultancies, spending the majority of his time on senior partner level team moves and merger activity for UK and US firms.
Together with Adrian Fox, Stephen established Fox Rodney Search in May 2000. His areas of focus include retained partner searches, partner representation, team moves, new office openings and due diligence assignments within sectors including professional services, M&A, private equity, litigation/disputes/arbitration, real estate and tax.