Stephen Lue is a specialist family law barrister covering public and private children law, ancillary relief and domestic violence. He also acts in Court of Protection cases and is champion of equality and diversity for all, especially within LGBTQIA+, and passionate advocate and volunteer.
Before coming to the Bar in 2006, Stephen worked as a compliance officer at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch International and was awarded the Harmsworth Scholarship by Middle Temple (2005). His work with Lylian Baylis Technology School saw him awarded the London South Bank mentoring award by Sir Trevor McDonald and he was shortlisted at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2021.
Stephen’s volunteering work is extensive; his interest in domestic violence issues led him to act as a volunteer McKenzie friend for the National Centre of Domestic Violence in order to help obtain ex-parte occupation orders and non-molestation orders for victims. He also spent two years volunteering for Food Chain, a charity focusing on providing nutritional specific meals to those living with HIV. In addition, he volunteered for the United Kingdom Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group as a case researcher. Stephen is a mentor with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards’ LGBTQ Youth Programme, which involves attending sessions that are geared towards helping young people improve or learn a new skill, offering practical assistance with the programme and also introducing them to a diverse group of LGBTQ role models. Stephen is a volunteer for Diversity Role models, a charity focused on celebrating the stories of LGBTQ+ professionals in schools.
A passionate and engaging speaker, Stephen covers LGBTQIA+ inclusion, leadership, policy.