Stephen is a Principal and Director of CDI Lawyers, and one of Australia’s leading practitioners of construction, development and infrastructure law.

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Stephen is a leading construction, development and infrastructure lawyer with more than 27 years experience and expertise.

Stephen’s experience and practice covers all aspects of project development including pre-contract and tender negotiations, contracts and subcontracts as well as construction litigation, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration and adjudication under national security for payment legislation. He advises leading national and international construction companies, major builders, developers, project managers and key government bodies regulating the building industry. He conducted Queensland’s first Supreme Court application to declare an adjudication decision void and acted on behalf of the claimant in one of Australia’s largest adjudication disputes.

Stephen is recognised as a leading front end and litigation construction and infrastructure lawyer in Queensland (Doyle’s Guide, 2012 – 2017) and Australia (Doyle’s Guide, 2016 – 2017) and is recognised as “preeminent” in the area of construction and infrastructure law in Queensland (Doyle’s Guide, 2017).

Stephen is also a certified Arbitrator, a registered Adjudicator and the author of the construction law textbook, Queensland Building Service published by Thomson Reuters.



  • Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia
  • Property Council of Australia
  • The Society of Construction Law (Australia) (former Director)
  • Queensland Law Society
  • CCF


  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Masters of Laws
  • Grad Bar Practice Centre
  • Registered Adjudicator
  • Professional Certificate in Arbitration


  • Queensland Building Service (3 volume series)
  • Online BCIPA with Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Annotated Subcontractors’ Charges Act, published by RICS DRS


  • Initial Director of the Society of Construction Law (Australia)
  • Former Legal Executive of the Housing Industry Association

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