Stephen’s expertise is in complex property settlement cases, involving intricate financial structures, valuation and business issues and high net worth individuals. His expertise also extends to child-related matters, involving parenting arrangements, child support, recovery and relocation, international and Hague Convention issues.
In addition, Stephen has substantial expertise in wills, probate, family provision and estate matters and combines technical excellence with a multi-disciplinary background to provide clients with private advisory services and bespoke legal advice.
Stephen is an experienced litigator and regularly appears in property settlement, parenting and Estate matters in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia and the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of NSW.
Stephen is an accredited collaborative professional and encourages his clients to reach agreement by adopting less adversarial methods, including by way of settlement conferences, collaboration, mediation and arbitration.
Stephen is a member of the Law Society of NSW, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and Collaborative Professionals NSW.
Stephen is a classically trained pianist, avid explorer and traveller, ski and sailing enthusiast and rugby union, AFL and cricket disciple. He has a passion for cooking, in particular cooking in tune with the seasons, using ethically sourced, high welfare and sustainable produce.
Stephen is Sydney born and bred, however can be often found exploring some of the best offerings from regional New South Wales including the Southern Highlands, Riverina, Snowy Mountains and the South Coast.
Stephen has two Golden Retrievers, Maggie and Jesse who are his biggest culinary devotees.