Steven is special counsel with the firm’s dispute resolution and comes to Lewis Holdway with extensive experience in private and public practice.
In practice for over 35 years, Steven has worked in private and institutional practices, with extensive experience in private client, regulatory and compliance work – where he has handled a wide range of litigation, transactional and legal advice matters and managed legal and accounting teams.
Steven is a past president of the Law Institute of Victoria, and a former General Manager of Professional Standards for the Law Institute of Victoria and remains on the LIV Ethics Committee and the Rules Committee.
He has undertaken regulatory work at high levels, including on government legal policy matters and legislative interpretation and implementation.
Steven handles complex and sensitive litigation in most jurisdictions and continues to represent professionals in disciplinary proceedings.
As a qualified mediator, Steven appreciates and advocates the benefits of an early mediation in most matters, but also appreciates that some matters need to proceed to trial.