Stephen is a highly experienced legal practitioner, holding senior roles with international and mid-tier law firms.
A workers compensation, personal injury and employment law specialist, Stephen’s expertise was most recently recognised in 2016 by the respected Doyles Guide as a leading lawyer in New South Wales.
In the workers compensation arena, Stephen has represented employers, insurers, self-insurers and advised across all facets of claims disputes in New South Wales and the ACT
His experience spans claims management including early intervention, premiums advice, advising employers on their obligations under various awards, threshold disputes and limitation issues, dual insurance claims pursuant to the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 and Section 151Z recoveries.
Stephen has represented numerous companies in unfair and unlawful terminations, and in disputes before the Workers Compensation Commission relating to claims against uninsured employers and the
Uninsured Liability Scheme.
In regard to personal injury claims, Stephen has advised on numerous claims covering all aspects of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW), Limitation Act 1969 (NSW) and related legislation.
During his career, Stephen has been involved in a number of high profile cases, including representing an insurer’s exposure in coronial proceedings following the Thredbo landslide, the successful leading decision on domestic assistance in the Presidential Appeal of Hesami v Hong Australia Corporation Pty Ltd, and in the successful leading dispute on Section 60 expenses in the Court of Appeal – Western Suburbs Leagues Club v Everill.
Stephen has substantial public sector experience (including Comcare claims). He has advised NSW Government transport agencies on a range of employment matters (e.g. drafting industrial instruments, leave entitlements, representation before the Industrial Relations Commission), and has conducted litigated claims for NSW Government agencies on behalf of the Treasury Managed Fund.
- Member of Law Society of NSW, AILA
- NSW Law Society Accredited Personal Injury Specialist