Steven Ball

Steven Ball

Call 1995 - Inner Temple

Steven has expertise and extensive experience in most areas of contract and property litigation representing corporate and individual clients. He also brings considerable background knowledge to cases involving technical subject matter such as construction and electrical or mechanical engineering.

Before studying law, Steven spent approximately 9 years working in aspects of electrical/electronic systems design and sales, industrial contracting, property development and construction project management.

Steven is qualified to accept Instructions directly from members of the public and from other professionals.

Commercial

Steven’s business and commercial practice includes work in all of the following aspects:

  • Contract & Agency
  • Company Law
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant
  • Partnerships
  • Construction Disputes
  • Consumer credit
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency

Property & Chancery

Steven also acts regularly in partnership disputes and trust matters and in disputes representing executors and beneficiaries of the estates of deceased persons, including contentious probate matters.

  • Caradon District Council v. Cheesman [1999] All ER (D)1331 (judicial review, trading licence)
  • Foster v. Zott GmbH & Co KG 24 May 2000, CA. (limitation of actions)
  • Merrett v. Babb [2001] 3 WLR 1, CA (personal liability of surveyor)
  • Butcher v. Cornwall County Council [2002] EWCA Civ. 1640 (liability, causation and contrib. negligence)
  • Gould v. Armstrong [2002] All ER (D) 330 (Jul), CA (building dispute, costs, judge’s discretion)
  • Beale v Harvey [2004] 2 P&CR 18, CA (transfer of land; boundaries)
  • Energycare Homes Ltd v. Pluess [2008] EWCA Civ 682 (construction of contract; real property)
  • University of Plymouth -v- European Language Center Limited [2009] EWCA Civ 784 (offer/acceptance, intention to create legal relations)
  • Eminence Property Developments Ltd v Heaney [2010] EWCA Civ 1168 (land contract, repudiation. appeared at first instance for the (successful) Appellant)
  • Thorne -v- Courtier & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 104 (jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal)
  • Thorne -v- Courtier & Ors (No 2) [2011] EWCA Civ 460 (construction of compromise agreement and role of expert appointed to assess damages)
  • Patience -v- Tanner & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 158 (offers in the course of proceedings – appropriate costs order)
  • Gartell & Son (a firm) v Yeovil Town Football and Athletic Club Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 62 (total failure of consideration – assessment of damages)

Qualifications

  • Chemistry Bsc Hons 1983
  • Law Hons 1994