Stephen Wray

    Stephen Wray


    Phone: 01823 625838

    Location: Taunton         Position: Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution

    Team: Dispute Resolution

    Specialism: Business disputes, Property disputes, Trustee/executor disputes

    I joined Porter Dodson in 1999 and have been a Partner since 2006. I am Head of the Dispute Resolution Team.

    I advise on a wide range of disputes in addition to supervising the team. My client base is varied, ranging from individuals (both in their personal capacity and as fiduciaries) to corporate entities.

    I listen to clients and provide proportionate, commercial, proactive advice focussing on resolution.

    I am a keen runner and cyclist and a golfer of very limited ability.

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    Stephen Wray is a revered contentious practitioner who garners high praise from both clients and peers. Sources comment that “he has a clear, cool head and an excellent grasp of both the legal position and wider commercial interests. His rational approach inspires trust. A fine advocate.

    Chambers UK 2014

    Stephen Wray is deemed very calm and very organised. His knowledge is really excellent. He handles an array of private client disputes.

    Chambers UK Directory 2013

    Stephen Wray is ‘a shrewd, hardworking lawyer always looking to get the best for his clients’.

    Legal 500 2013

    Stephen Wray is ‘smart, realistic, commercial and tough: exactly what his clients need'.

    Legal 500 2014

    Stephen Wray focuses his practice on contentious trusts and probate disputes.

    Chambers UK 2015

    Stephen Wray is ‘very clear in his approach'.

    Legal 500 2015

    Stephen Wray is praised by clients and market commentators for his clear and pragmatic approach to matters.

    Chambers UK 2016

    Stephen Wray has 'a commercial and client-friendly approach to disputes'.

    Legal 500 2016

    Stephen Wray is a 'first-rate problem solver'.

    Legal 500 2016

    Sources say: 'He is pragmatic, focused and highly commercial. His style is relaxed but he has acute knowledge of the key issues and what needs to be done to achieve the client’s goal.'

    Chambers UK 2017

    Stephen handled my case very efficiently and with minimal fuss to myself. I would highly recommend.


    Stephen and Alexandra were 100% top quality in all their help and correspondence. Very efficient in every aspect and would recommend your services in the future.


    Stephen Wray completed my work with great skill. The result was excellent. I would not have obtained such a good result without his knowledge. He could not have done anything better for me and I would always and only use Porter Dodson.


    The ‘established and capable’ practice group is headed by Stephen Wray, a ‘heavyweight litigator with long experience of providing a sterling service to clients’.

    Legal 500 2017

    ‘Excellent problem solver’ Stephen Wray is ‘an experienced commercial and private client litigator’ who ‘understands the law but also appreciates the client’s needs’, ‘bringing a commercial eye to complicated trusts and probate disputes’.

    Legal 500 2017

    Stephen Wray is ‘astute and commercial’

    Legal 500 2019

    Excellent, very professional and caring on a professional and personal level. Kept me fully informed every step of the way. You left no stone unturned and because of this, we got an excellent result.

    Mr & Mrs Galloway

    We found Stephen to be very approachable. His advice was accurate, concise and well explained. Our decision making was made easier with his support.

    Mr L

    There are many complimentary things we could say but to sum up; Team Wray are our heroes.

    Mr Warboys

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