Stephen practices in commercial law, administrative law, and intellectual property. He is an experienced trial and appellate advocate, and regularly appears in the Federal Court, Supreme Court, Trade Marks Office and Administrative Appeals Tribunal. As an advocate, he is particuarly interested in technology issues and the intersection between intellectual property and administrative law.
Prior to coming to the bar, Stephen was a Federal Court judge's associate and a solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques. He holds First Class Honours degrees in Arts and Law from the Australian National University and a Master of Laws (First Class) from the University of Cambridge, where he specialised in intellectual property, competition and public law.
Stephen has published in the areas of intellectual property, privacy and administrative law, and is a senior reporter for the Federal Court Reports and Federal Law Reports. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand and a volunteer lawyer with the Arts Law Centre of Australia. He is recommended in Best Lawyers Australia and the World Trade Mark Review 1000.