Stephen is one of Queensland’s leading practitioners in the field of construction, development and infrastructure law 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 the Security of Payment Act. 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 Australia’s largest adjudication. For the last five years he has been named in Doyle’s legal practice guide as a leading construction lawyer in Queensland and in 2016 was named as one of Australia’s leading construction lawyers. Stephen has been retained by the State Government to update adjudicators on changes in law in BCIPA and QBCC.
Stephen is also a certified Arbitrator, a registered Adjudicator and the author of the textbook” Queensland Building Service” published by Thomson Reuters.