Stephen in 60 seconds
Stephen is highly regarded in all areas of workplace relations and employment law. His expertise includes occupational health and safety and equal employment opportunity. He has been ranked by Doyle's Guide as one of the Top 20 employment lawyers in Australia.
Stephen acts for a range of major institutions and large government agencies. He specialises in the retail and government sectors, as well as in managing insolvency related employment issues.
Stephen regularly appears before Fair Work Australia, and has acted in a number of major test cases on the new Fair Work Act. He recently appeared in an important Full Bench case dealing with dispute settlement provisions in enterprise agreements.
Stephen has extensive expertise in negotiating, drafting and interpreting industrial agreements, dealing with unions and resolving industrial disputes. He was heavily involved in negotiating the largest enterprise agreement in Australia (which covers over 96,000 employees). His clients value his focus on finding practical commercial solutions aligned to long-term workplace relations and employment strategies.
Stephen has a track record of managing employment and workplace relations issues associated with major corporate restructures, as well as the acquisition of new businesses. He advises on preparing and negotiating executive contracts, and dealing with executive termination matters. He has dealt with employment contracts relating to CEOs and MDs in the retail, property, finance, IT and business services industries.