Stephen Curtain

Principal Lawyer
Phone: +61 3 8600 6042
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Stephen has more than 25 years’ experience in law including general commercial law, commercial dispute resolution and employment law. He provides constructive advice to assist clients to achieve favourable outcomes in the formation, interpretation and enforcement of their commercial contracts.

Stephen has broad commercial experience across a range of industries including manufacturing, transport and logistics, distribution, IT, agribusiness and the promotions industry.

Stephen is a qualified mediator with extensive experience and expertise in resolution of a broad range of commercial disputes and workplace and employment law, areas in which he has acted for both Government and private enterprise in both Federal and State Courts.

Stephen is the firm’s appointed representative for dealing with commercial work pursuant to the firm’s appointment on the Federal Government panel.

Key experience

  • Advising clients across a range of industries, including:
    • Drafting and advising on the interpretation of commercial contracts including:
      • Procurement contracts
      • Supply and service agreements.
      • Terms of trade.
      • Licence and distribution agreements.
      • Sponsorship, advertising and promotional agreements.
      • IT agreements.
    • Commercial dispute resolution using conciliation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.
    • Employment law, workplace health and safety advice including chain of responsibility.