Our Legal Team in Bromley

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Steve Foster has been a criminal defence practitioner for over 35 years. Alongside Paul Coleman, he was instrumental in creating and developing a highly successful City of London practice for their previous firm.

Over the years, Steve has built an enviable reputation as one of the most sought-after professionals in his field. This has resulted in his direct instruction in some of the most high-profile and notorious cases ever brought before the courts, many of which have attracted international as well as national media attention. He is particularly in demand by clients facing recent and historic allegations of a sexual nature.

Steve has an extensive and loyal client following. His proven track-record of fantastic client care coupled with consistently great results has also led to countless personal recommendations, not only from existing and former clients and their families, but other members of the legal profession.

His list of past and current clients include professional athletes, and those in the world of entertainment.

As well as the Crown Prosecution Service and police forces nationwide, Steve has also gained a reputation for successfully advising those investigated and prosecuted by numerous regulatory bodies, including the Health and Safety Executive, Trading Standards and The Insolvency Service. Leading Kings Counsel have endorsed Steve’s “attention to detail and meticulous manner in which he prepares his cases…”, that he shows “…a passion for his clients that is second to none” and that “nothing is ever too much trouble for him”.

Client Testimonial

"Steve was so very professional in his handling of my case. He was very reassuring and I felt that he was extremely thorough when going over all of the evidence. He was absolutely amazing and I was so very confident having him represent me in these proceedings. I cannot recommend Steve highly enough!"

– Erhan

Paul Coleman is a solicitor with considerable experience and expertise in all civil, commercial and criminal matters. He is renowned as a lawyer who fights ferociously for his clients. He successfully managed the City of London office of his last firm, creating a varied caseload of clients from a number of sources including City of London institutions.

He previously worked in the field of financial and energy futures, experience which led to his direct instruction as part of the team involved in the successful defence at trial of a broker charged with conspiring to fix LIBOR, a former RBS equities trader charged with conspiracy to defraud the Inland Revenue as well as advising a number of foreign exchange traders under investigation by the FCA and the Department of Justice in the United States.

He has acted for both claimants and defendants in a number of proceedings before the High Court involving multi-million pound claims, as well as advising parties in relation to employment matters, which have involved amongst others a current Premier League football team.

Over the past few years, Paul has emerged as the ‘go-to’ lawyer for proceedings arising from mental health homicides and receives many recommendations from charities to act for bereaved families. He has a special interest in providing support and representation at inquests and pre-inquest hearings and has given talks on these subjects to healthcare professionals and charities amongst others. Paul also has extensive personal injury experience, acting for both claimants and defendants.

Client Testimonial

"Paul Coleman and the team assisted myself and 2 former colleagues with a long-running dispute with a major UK bank. Not only did we reach resolution quickly and satisfactorily, our costs were kept to minimum and the advice given was both pertinent and effective."

– Gary

Tom is a trainee solicitor who has been with Foster & Coleman for 3 years. Having achieved a first-class undergraduate degree, he graduated with commendations on both the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Law, London Moorgate.

Since joining the firm following the conclusion of his LPC, Tom has worked closely with both Paul and Steve across the full array of services provided by Foster & Coleman. This has ranged from proceedings in the Family and Criminal Courts, to complex financial and contractual issues, all the way to proceedings under the Human Rights Act.

Tom is diligent and attentive in all his dealings with clients. In particular, this has included working with vulnerable clients, including victims of domestic violence and claimants in clinical negligence claims that have suffered life altering injuries. Tom is able to sympathise with clients and offer clear, pragmatic advice in the most difficult circumstances.

The experience gained and work undertaken at Foster & Coleman was an important foundation for Tom to complete his legal education, resulting in his passing of the Solicitor Qualifying Examinations in November 2023. Tom is currently awaiting confirmation of his admittance to the Solicitors’ Roll.

Whatever legal problem you are facing, Foster & Coleman are here to help.