Directory recommendations


Chambers & Partners have given Stephen Spence their highest accolade – a ‘rated individual’ recommendation.

"Very thorough and undeniably fair." "A very safe pair of hands".

Legal500 have also recognised Stephen's ability by recommending him, stating in their 2020 directory:

"Instructed on a wide range of cases".


In the 2019 directory it states:

"Noted for his expertise in cases involving internet crime".

"He is very experienced, has a very good following and is well regarded".

In the 2018 directory it states:

"He is absolutely brilliant - very honest and very professional".

In the 2017 directory it states:

"He balances the gravitas of a very experienced member of the Bar with a friendly accessibility, and an ability to make my clients feel very comfortable with him. His ability to talk to the jury rather than at them is also very good indeed."

In the 2015 directory it states:

“Has a wide-ranging practice that includes serious crime. He is a former RAF pilot and has developed a specialist aviation regulatory practice.”

In the 2013 directory it states:

Is a well regarded figure on the Norfolk legal scene. In addition to his work in drug and sexual offence cases he has developed a notable aviation and sports law practice. He was recently instructed as sole junior counsel on R v Ostrovskis, a case involving a stabbing that occurred during a drunken argument

In the 2012 directory it states:

Stephen Spence is qualified to advise on aviation and sports law issues as well as general crime. He is a sound choice for those seeking an "experienced, versatile and effective barrister," sources say. He advised on the historic rape trial of R v Collins.

Legal500 state in their 2012 directory:

“has a specialism in aviation matters”

Legal500 state in their 2010 directory:

“ known for his aviation practice and is very highly rated for his criminal practice”