Admitted as a solicitor 2015
Called to the Bar 2018
Stephen has worked in the criminal justice system for over 17 years, ranging from criminal investigations, public prosecutions and criminal defence work.
Since being called to the Bar, Stephen has worked exclusively in criminal defence work, representing clients charged with various state and Commonwealth offences in Local, Children’s, District and Supreme Courts in NSW and Victoria, including traffic and street crime offences, serious assaults (including sexual assaults), property offences, white collar crime, organised crimes, terrorism offences, drug supply/importation 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 (including Supreme Court bail applications), annulment applications, sentence and conviction appeals from the Local Court, mental health diversion applications, and Apprehended Violence Order applications.