Stephen Edge

Honorary graduates 2011-12

Stephen Edge (LLD)

Saturday 21 January 2012 2:30pm

Steve came to Exeter to study law in 1969 and graduated in the summer of 1972. He joined the City law firm Slaughter and May in February 1973 and, on qualifying, decided to specialise in corporate tax.

Steve became a partner at the firm in 1982. He has a very broad ranging international tax practice acting for many of the UK’s largest companies and also a good number of international companies who invest in the UK.

Steve speaks extensively at conferences in Europe and the US on international tax issues. He is often consulted by the Revenue and Treasury in the UK – and in the Spring of 2011 was asked to give evidence before the US Congress.

Despite contracting severe rheumatoid arthritis when he was 26, Steve has remained as active as possible. He is currently a keen walker and golfer

A proud Lancastrian, Steve has supported Bolton Wanderers and Lancashire cricket throughout his life. He was delighted to be made a Vice-President of Lancashire County Cricket Club in recognition of his support of youth cricket in 2011.

Whilst at Exeter, Steve met his wife Melanie (who graduated in English) – they have two daughters (one a barrister and the other completing a Philosophy degree at King’s College London).

Steve was appointed to the Interim Leadership Board established by the Vice-Chancellor in 2006 and is now a member of the Alumni Network Group with a special responsibility for Social Sciences and International Studies (but, of course, particular interest in law).