DarrenĀ Stevens

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Darren Stevens

Head of Employment Law

Darren joined Outset in 2012 and continues to demonstrate his considerable ability to cut quickly through difficult legal issues to find strategic solutions, frequently undertaking advocacy at Employment Tribunal hearings. Darren has been a key lawyer and relationship manager for a range of large employer clients including multi-national companies, local authorities, schools and academies, housing associations and third sector organisations.


LLB (Hons), Higher Rights of Audience

When away from work, what do you enjoy doing?

I have two young daughters, and spending time with them is what I love doing more than anything else. My wife and I have recently decided to make camping a regular feature of what we do with the girls, and I’m thoroughly enjoying that. I enjoy walking, running and swimming and any other exercise which might help me avoid slipping into middle age a bit too ungracefully.

I adore books, especially non-fiction, but seem to have more limited time for reading these days. Audiobooks have therefore become a huge feature in my life, and I get through scores of them during the course of a year (thank you Audible). I tend to listen to audiobooks when I go out running or walking. Secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) I like the idea of doing two useful and enjoyable things at the same time.

I also enjoy a round of golf. Not wonderful at it; but an 18 handicap is fairly respectable I suppose. I’m also a big Arsenal fan, although my latest away trips (to Barcelona and Munich) both ended a long way from glorious victory!

What is your favourite book or movie?

Favourite Book: The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins. Simply magnificent.

Favourite movie: The Big Short. Any movie which combines a great explanation of the US sub-prime crisis with first-class entertainment and superb humour has got to be worth a watch.

Describe an interesting fact about yourself?

I once ran 1500m in 4 minutes and 7 seconds (a long, long time ago). In my younger days, I represented Kent at cross country running, so sport has been a constant theme for me, even if sporting prowess has perhaps dwindled somewhat.

When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

Professional footballer. Nothing else was on my agenda until I was about 13. And then I stopped getting taller. (I’m sticking with the “lack of height” as being the reason I didn’t make it, not “lack of ability”. Hhhmm!)