mike stephenson


It is with great sadness that Beswicks Legal announce the passing of former partner Mike Stephenson.

Mike, aged 65, died on February 8 after battling a brain tumour for the past three years and leaves behind his wife Lynn, two step-children and two grandchildren.

Tributes have poured in for the popular criminal defence lawyer who worked for Beswicks from 1982-2015 before his illness.

Gary Mellor, Senior Partner at Beswicks, who worked with Mike for 30 years, said,

“Mike was one of the last great characters. Someone described him to me as Stoke’s greatest defender, which is funny because he was such a Stoke City fan. Everyone at Beswicks has got a story about him.

“Probably the most successful defence lawyer the area has witnessed. Mike pulled off memorable results consistently over 30 years for our Criminal, Corporate and Sports clients. Beswicks criminal defence department has an unbelievable reputation and it all started with Mike.”