Admitted as a solicitor 2015
Called to the Bar 2018
Stephen has over 16 years’ experience in the criminal justice system, ranging from criminal investigations, public prosecutions and criminal defence work.
Since being called to the Bar, Stephen has represented clients charged with various offences, in Local, Children’s, District and Supreme Courts in NSW (as well as the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria), including traffic and street crime offences, serious assaults (including sexual assaults), property offences, white collar crime (including complex frauds), organised crimes, terrorism offences, drug supply offences and murder.
This representation generally consists of appearing in jury trials, summary hearings and sentence hearings. However, Stephen also appears in Crime Commission proceedings (including compulsory examinations and asset forfeiture applications), bail applications, annulment applications, sentence and conviction appeals from the Local Court, mental health section 32 applications, driver licence related applications, return of property in police custody applications and Apprehended Violence Order applications (both personal and domestic violence related). Stephen also advocates on behalf of clients in relation to Firearm Prohibition Orders.
Stephen is on various panels, including the Legal Aid Summary Crime Panel, the Legal Aid Indictable Crime Panel and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution’s Panel.
In addition to Stephen’s work for private, government and legally-aided clients, Stephen also regularly volunteers his time as a Volunteer Barrister with the Environmental Defenders Office and the Duty Barrister Scheme. Further, Stephen also regularly appears on behalf the Law Society of NSW Pro Bono Scheme.