Stephen attended the University of Auckland, graduating in 2017 with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in French and History). He received the Faculty of Law Dean’s Academic Excellence Award and was admitted to the bar in February 2018.
Prior to commencing work at Bankside Chambers, Stephen spent two years working as a Judges’ Clerk at the Auckland High Court. He then worked in the commercial litigation team of a top-tier New Zealand law firm and as a Crown Prosecutor. He has also tutored criminal law and land law at the University of Auckland.
Stephen has appeared ascounsel in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal on both civil and criminal matters. While he has experience working on a wide range of civil and commercial litigation cases, he is particularly interested in company, contract and tort law.