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, mainly in employment law.
Since being called to the Bar, he has expanded his practice areas, particularly in family law, compensation law and civil ligation.
Stefan has a specialised background in industrial, employment and workers’ compensation law. Since being called to the Bar, he has expanded his practice areas, particularly in family law, criminal law and NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) proceedings.
Stefan’s areas of practice include:
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-Württemberg Ministry of Justice, Germany)
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