Stephen is a Senior Associate in the Compensation Law practice group. He focuses on statutory benefits, serious injury and common law damages litigation.
Stephen conducts litigation in Melbourne and throughout Victoria. He has represented employers and self-insurers in defending statutory benefits and negligence claims involving multiple tortfeasors. He has extensive experience in self-insurer matters and has achieved several favourable outcomes for his clients including finalisation of all claims, potential entitlements and employment related issues.
Stephen has experience in conducting proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, County Court of Victoria, Supreme Court of Victoria and Court of Appeal in addition to various civil and disciplinary tribunals.
He has achieved successful results in matters involving judicial review and appeals. He is a commercial negotiator and has achieved strong outcomes in complex matters involving multiple parties.
Stephen's areas of expertise include statutory benefits claims, serious injury and common law damages claims, and appeals and judicial review.
Prior to joining Lander & Rogers in October 2013, Stephen worked in licensing and regulatory defence, construction and commercial disputes, superannuation and insurance litigation.
He was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia in 2012 and was awarded a Legal Panel Scholarship to undertake an innovation course at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which he completed in July 2017.