Steve Wilson was a lawyer, who mainly worked on Karen Travers' appeal, however he eventually took on other cases as well. This made senior partner in his law firm annoyed, as they weren't a charity, and Steve felt that taking on the odd case as Legal Aid made the firm look good.

Steve eventually started a relationship with Karen when she was given day release to study, however Steve, believing Karen didn't love him, decided to take on a new business opportunity with a friend.