Qualified as a legal practitioner by the Ministry for Justice Baden-Württemberg in Germany, Stefan worked as in-house counsel for a national peak body, the German Council of Trade Unions until he migrated to Australia in 2003.
He obtained his Australian legal qualification while working as in-house counsel for a major trade union in Sydney and was admitted as a solicitor in 2010.
Prior to being called to the Bar in 2017, Stefan worked as a solicitor in private practice in Newcastle.
Stefan specialises in industrial, employment and workers’ compensation law. His expertise includes cases concerning conditions of employment, enterprise bargaining and industrial action, dismissals, rights of registered organisations, contracts of employment and injured employees.
Stefan can help with all types of legal matters regarding industrial, union and employment-related disputes, discrimination, contract law, the Fair Work Act and Workplace Health and Safety however he does not confine himself to these areas of law and is keen to expand his practice to other civil, administrative and criminal jurisdictions.
During his career as a solicitor, both here in civil and common law jurisdictions, Stefan has spent more than a decade ‘at the coal face’ advocating in courts and tribunals. He is personable, efficient, focused on practical advice and is skilled at communicating with a diverse client base. Stefan is based in Newcastle where he lives with his family, but also practices from Denman Chambers in central Sydney, and would welcome the opportunity to help you or your clients in the future.
Manildra Flour Mills (Manufacturing) Pty Limited v National Union of Workers on Behalf of Craig Fahy and Ors  HCATrans 63
Federal Court of Australia
Manildra Flour Mills (Manufacturing) Pty Limited v National Union of Workers  FCA 1010
Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales
Terminals Pty Limited v NUW, NSW Branch (on behalf of Todd Bell)  NSWIRComm 247
Hofman v Penford Australia Limited  NSWIRComm 1026
Chief Industrial Magistrate’s Court of New South Wales
Craig Fahy & Ors v Manildra Flour Mills (Manufacturing) Pty Ltd (Unreported, Chief Industrial Magistrate’s Court of New South Wales, Magistrate Hart, 30 August 2011).
Fair Work Commission
National Union of Workers v Alto Manufacturing Pty Ltd  FWC 2730
FreshFood Management Services Pty Ltd v National Union of Workers  FWCFB 1907
Darren Chetcuti v Coles Group Supply Chain Pty Ltd  FWA 6600
Kagan Logistics Pty Ltd v National Union of Workers, New South Wales Branch  FWAFB 1724
Prysmian Power Cables and Systems Australia Pty Ltd v National Union of Workers and others  FWA 9402
Neil Evans v Coles Group Supply Chain Pty Ltd T/A Supply Chain  FWA 6454
National Union of Workers-New South Wales Branch v ACCO Australia Pty Ltd  FWA 226
The Bar: 2017
GradDiplLP (University of Technology Sydney)
GradDiplLaw (University of Technology Sydney)
Assessor Juris (Eberhard-Karls University Tübingen / Baden-Ministry of Justice, Germany)
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