Steven brings a great deal of legal experience and maturity to the Victorian Bar.
Steven rejoined the Victorian Bar in January 2019 after a five year absence. During his time away Steven expanded his experience by working on a diverse range of matters in NSW including assisting the State and Assistant State Coroners in numerous inquests and providing respresentation to various government departments at inquiries including the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. For the two years immediately before re-signing the Bar Roll Steven was a Managing Principal Solicitor with the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions, managing a team of 12-15 solicitors preparing and prosecuting serious indictable offences in the Supreme and County Courts.
From 2006 - 2014 Steven's practice at the Bar was extensive and diverse. Steven appeared regularly in criminal trials in the Supreme and County Courts and in a broad range of hearings in the Magistrates' Court. Steven appeared as Counsel Assisting at inquests and represented clients appearing before commissions of inquiry. Steven has extensive experience in criminal cases including drugs, fraud, offences against the person, corruption, driving cases involving deaths and serious injuries, homicide and arson.
Prior to coming to the Bar Steven did articles and worked as a Solicitor with Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He gained experience in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Advisory and Revenue. Steven later worked as an advocate with the Office of Public Prosecution where he developed his passion for Criminal Law.
Steven also had 17 years experience with Victoria Police. For 8 years he was a Detective investigating and preparing major and complex criminal matters for court. He also gained experience as a Police Prosecutor and as an Accident Investigator with the Major Collision Investigation Unit.
Steven can apply his considerable experience and common sense to a broad range of legal matters.