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Steve Oates

Partner, Birmingham

Steve is a professional indemnity expert based in the Birmingham office.
Steve Oates | DWF


Steve is a professional indemnity and Insurance expert with particular concentration on:

  • Defending lawyers, construction/property professionals and insurance brokers;
  • Defending expert witnesses;
  • Advising on policy coverage/disputes;
  • Advising on and drafting construction and commercial contracts;
  • Experienced in litigation, arbitration and adjudication;
  • Pursuing recoveries and injunctive relief.
  • Well versed in all forms of ADR, with a particular emphasis on mediation;
  • Advising on D & O coverage and defence.


  • Member of Birmingham Law Society
  • Qualified in the Republic of Ireland


Rated as 'up and coming'

Chambers 2018

Steve 'gets fantastic results'

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