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Stephen Shine

Practice Area/ Department

Private Client Department/Court of Protection


Legal Executive


Stephen began his career with George Ide as a legal secretary, before progressing to a para-legal in the firm’s private client department. Stephen has gained experience in all areas of private client work, including probate, wills and now specialises in Court of Protection matters.

Stephen qualified as a legal executive in October 2009 when he was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute. He practises in the following areas of work:

Court of Protection including:

Clients include the vulnerable elderly, and those who have acquired acute brain injuries, following accidents, providing protection and care of their affairs.

Stephen’s work also includes annual management of client’s property and affairs during the Deputyship and whilst the client is a protected party lacking capacity to manage their own affairs.

Stephen prides himself on forming close working relationships with clients and those who care for them. His skills include an ability to empathise and communicate with his clients, particularly those who are vulnerable, protected parties, to achieve continued and successful working relationships, and ensure smooth and efficient management of clients’ property and affairs.


Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives

Professional experience

2009 to present: Legal Executive (Fellow), George Ide LLP
2007 to 2009: Trainee Legal Executive, George Ide LLP
2000 to 2007: Legal Secretary/Para-Legal, George Ide LLP


ILEX Tutorial College Limited 2006-2009, George Ide LLP
ILEX Tutorial College Limited 1999-2000, Wintle, Stanton & Company

Contact Details

Office: 52 North Street, Chichester.

Contact Telephone Number: 01243 813510

Email Address: stephen.shine@georgeide.co.uk