Stephen specialises in public and administrative law and human rights cases, both before the domestic courts and in the Strasbourg and Luxembourg courts. He acts for individuals and organisations in a wide range of human rights and public law matters.
He has acted or is acting in human rights cases against France, Turkey, Poland, Latvia, Romania, Croatia, Hungary and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Has been pursuing or advising on challenges relating to discrimination against HIV+ health professionals, reforms to legal aid eligibility and scope and the denial of a public inquiry into the 1948 massacre of Malaysian villagers by British troops. Clients include the Law Society and the General Council of the Bar.
Council and Executive of Justice; Law Society’s Human Rights Committee; Advisory Board British Institute of Human Rights; Liberty; Editorial Board of Judicial Review; College of Law Advisory Panel; Administrative Law Bar Association.
Joined Bindmans LLP in 1976 as a trainee. Qualified in 1978 and became partner in 1981.
Appointed Honorary Queen's Counsel in March 2012.
Appointed fellow of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in September 2013.
Joint author of 'Human Rights: the 1998 Act and the European Convention' with Jack Beatson QC and Peter Duffy QC (Sweet & Maxwell 2000); joint author, with Sir Jack Beatson and others, of ‘Human Rights: Judicial Protection in the United Kingdom’ (Thomson Sweet & Maxwell 2008).
Born 1953; resides London. Stephen graduated in law from Clare College Cambridge in 1974, and has a post-graduate law degree (Licence spéciale en droit européen) from the University of Brussels (1976).
Stephen Grosz QC (Hon) has been ranked Senior Statesmen in Administrative & Public Law: Traditional Claimant and Civil Liberties & Human Rights.
Chambers UK (2015)
Administrative and public law: Stephen Grosz QC (Hon) is a leading individual. Stephen Grosz QC (Hon) has “brilliant instincts”.
Civil liberties and human rights: Stephen Grosz QC (Hon) is a leading individual.
Stephen Grosz QC (Hon) is recommended in Professional discipline and Media and entertainment.
Legal 500 (2014)
Administrative and public law: Stephen Grosz heads the firm's public law team and has an outstanding reputation in the field. One source commented that "he's an expert in the field so has an instantaneous feel for the merits of a particular case," while another added that he is "steeped in public law."
Civil liberties and human rights: Honorary QC Stephen Grosz "has an instantaneous feel for the merits of a proposed litigation situation and can immediately put it into the legal context that we need."
Ranked (Band *) in Administrative and public law and Civil liberties and human rights
Chambers UK (2013)
Administrative and public law: Stephen Grosz QC (Hon) [is] “exceptionally able.”
Civil liberties and human rights: Team head Stephen Grosz QC (Hon) is “an expert in his field”, “thorough, and dedicated to helping clients”; his appointment as honorary Queen’s Counsel was for his contribution to human rights and public law.
Ranked as a leading individual in Administrative and public law and Civil liberties and human rights and recommended in Professional discipline.
Legal 500 (2012)
Stephen Grosz heads the team's human rights and public law practice. He receives widespread acclaim for his work and is "unmatched in his ability, his meticulousness and his caring approach to clients." Sources agree that "he inspires the utmost confidence - you would never doubt his judgement."
Ranked (Band *) in Civil liberties and human rights.
Ranked (Band 1) in Administrative and public law.
Chambers UK (2012)
A "guru of public law", Stephen Grosz leads the team with "great experience and skill."
Stephen Grosz is ranked as a leading individual in Administrative and public law and Civil liberties and human rights. Recommended in Professional discipline.
Legal 500 (2011)