Stephen is one of Australia’s most experienced insurance, risk and dispute resolution lawyers.
With acute skills in the deciphering complex factual and legal argument, Stephen is sought after to represent clients involved in factually or legally complex disputes including large scale engineering and construction disputes.
Stephen’s skill in comprehending and managing voluminous expert evidence and cutting to the heart of a technical case is unique in the market. He often works closely with Adam Merlehan to strategically lead our clients through major disputes or business critical legal issues.
Throughout his career, Stephen has also advised insurers and insureds on liability and scope for indemnity under complex insurance claims, written or reviewed insurance policy wording, conducted insurance litigation and advised corporations on their legal liability risk management. Stephen has also practised extensively in major construction disputes across mining, infrastructure, transport, engineering, aviation and property development sectors including advising a defendant in one of Australia’s most complex construction cases, the Sydney parallel runway case: a multi-party defect liability case involving large volumes expert and written evidence.
Stephen’s unique dual insurance and construction law expertise sees Stephen also often advise as part of our team leading the establish of our clients’ large capital and infrastructure projects in relation to the adequacy of risk identification, management and transfer (in contract and via project insurance programs), as well as stress testing of the project’s commercial and contract documents before they are tendered to market.
- Complex insurance disputes and advice
- Complex commercial dispute resolution
- Risk advisory
- Construction, major projects, engineering disputes, expert determinations and arbitration