Jamie Stephenson was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1997 and has practised as a barrister ever since.
He has conducted significant litigation in the Federal, Supreme and District Courts, for private, corporate and government clients.
He has also appeared in administrative law matters in both the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Court.
Jamie also has experience in representing clients in mediations and other alternative dispute resolution procedures.
Jamie has been briefed in a range of matters including:
(a) commercial disputes arising from many different types of contracts including sale and purchase agreements, finance agreements, partnership and joint venture agreements, agency agreements, financial services agreements, success fee agreements, and agreements for the provision of services;
(b) corporations law matters including oppression proceedings, winding up applications, applications to appoint a provisional liquidator, unfair preference claims, applications to set aside statutory demands, applications for the holding of Court ordered meetings and examinations;
(c) administrative law matters in both the Federal Court and the AAT including appearing for and against the Commonwealth Government and its agencies in proceedings concerning research and development grants and the granting of approvals;
(d) trust, equity and estate matters including testamentary capacity and family provision proceedings;
(e) disputes arising from many different types of construction projects (including an aircraft noise insulation program, construction of a road, construction of a large warehouse complex, a power station refurbishment project and a turfing contract for sporting ovals), a damages claim arising from the stoppage of a gold mine in Papua New Guinea, proceedings seeking to enforce arbitral awards and proceedings concerning the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999; and
(f) trade practices matters and regulatory matters including appearing at the HIH Royal Commission, examinations conducted by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and appearing in proceedings concerning alleged breaches of director's duties, secondary boycotts and price fixing agreements.
Australian National University – Bachelor of Economics (with an accounting major) and LLB (Hons)
University of Sydney – LLM
Before being called to the Bar, Jamie practised as a commercial litigation solicitor at Allen Allen & Hemsley in Sydney, and at Herbert Smith in London and Hong Kong.
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