Stephen has specialised in the area of wills, probate, estate planning and succession for more than 15 years. His extensive experience includes the preparation of complex wills, including asset-protection measures such as the creation of testamentary trusts.
In 2010, Stephen’s experience was recognised internationally when he was accepted as a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners. In 2011, the Law Society of NSW granted Stephen Specialist Accreditation in the field of wills & estates.
Stephen also specialises in contested estates, including claims under the Family Provision legislation.
Stephen has been named in the prestigious Doyles List for both 2016 and 2017 as one of NSW's top wills and estates lawyers.
Since joining Somerville Legal in 2001, Stephen has been obtaining excellent results for his clients, combining a sharp legal mind with eloquent argument in court and jargon-free communication with his clients.
Stephen was made a director of Somerville Legal in 2010.
Outside of the law, Stephen prides himself on bucking the trend of the stuffy lawyer - he is an accomplished comic performer and writer, has performed throughout Australasia and in Los Angeles, New York and Las Vegas, and has represented NSW in the national Theatresports championships.