Contact details+61 2 8020 7747
Practice groupWorkplace Relations & Safety
Stephen is highly regarded in all areas of workplace relations and employment law.
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 the Fair Work Commission, and has acted in a number of major test cases on the Fair Work Act.
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 contracJauts, 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.
Stephen was admitted to practice in 1997 and joined Lander & Rogers in October 2017.
BA, LL.B Australian National University
- Leading Lawyer in Chambers Asia-Pacific since 2012 (where he is described as having an "impressive" ability to provide tailored legal advice based on his detailed understanding clients' businesses)
- Recommended Lawyer in Employment in Asia-Pacific Legal 500 (which praises him as a "gifted advocate" who "leaves no stone unturned")
- Leading Lawyer in Employment & Industrial Relations in Doyle's Guide (2010-2017)
- Listed as an expert in Labour & Employment by Best Lawyers since 2014