LLB, BA (Journalism)
Construction, Infrastructure & Projects
Stephen is the national head of the Construction, Infrastructure and Projects team. Stephen practises in construction and infrastructure matters, specialising in construction litigation, arbitration, expert determination and BCIPA claims.
Stephen has been listed in the 2019 to 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for Construction & Infrastructure. He is also recognised in the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023 Doyles Guide as a recommended lawyer in Construction & Infrastructure in Queensland.
Stephen has significant major international and local project experience across the commercial construction, mining and road infrastructure sectors. He specialises in dispute avoidance and resolution with extensive experience in mediation, arbitration, expert determination, litigation and claims under the security for payment legislation nationally.
Stephen has provided dispute related advice to principals (including government) and major contractors in the context of several local and international projects including:
Stephen provides regular in-house training for clients in relation to the management and resolution of project disputes and also conducts training on behalf of recognised industry peak bodies such as Engineers Australia and the Civil Contractors Federation.
29 June 2021 - Knowledge
#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Government
We explore the long-awaited rollout of the Queensland Government’s project trust account framework, which is set to drastically change the way parties are paid on major construction projects in Queensland.
31 May 23
IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman have investigated a number of complaints in relation to Victorian local councils and produced a series of reports. In this presentation, partner Joseph Monaghan, will provide a basic overview of IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman, their respective roles and functions under their establishing legislation and an overview of recent IBAC and Ombudsman investigation reports involving local councils.
05 Jun 23
The recent extreme flood events raise a series of legal issues including the liability of local councils for decisions that expose residents and businesses to greater risk from flooding events, and remedial steps to address past decision-making. In this webinar, partner Joseph Monaghan and lawyer Jacob Atkinson will discuss these topics.
14 Jun 23 - Canberra
In the third and final seminar of the series, partner Andrew Klein and senior associate Natasha Jones, explore the legal risks associated with returning absent employees to work. This includes ill and injured workers, chronic absenteeism, Comcare issues, 'work from home' related issues and COVID 'return reluctance'. In the course of the seminar, our speakers will work through hypothetical scenarios with reference to relevant regulatory APS frameworks and recent case law.