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Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Arts
Admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales 1984
Admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia 1985
Member of NSW Law Society Specialist Accreditation Employment and Industrial Law Advisory Committee
Accredited Specialist in Employment and Industrial Law since 1994

Practice Focus

With more than 30 years experience specialising in workplace law, Stephen brings a high level of expertise to the firm. He provides strategic, solution-based advice across the full range of workplace relations issues and has particular experience dealing with executive transition, workplace agreements (contracts and policies), termination of staff, Work Health and Safety, unions and with sensitive issues like workplace investigations, sexual harassment and anti-discrimination in the workplace. Stephen also has experience with ICAC inquiries.

What our clients say about Stephen...
“Stephen is a trusted adviser providing pragmatic guidance when dealing with the full range of workplace issues that confront our business from time to time. He works collaboratively with all stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes for our company.” Kevin McDonnell, Managing Director,Oricom International Pty Ltd.

"Over approximately 3 years Stephen Boatswain has provided Employment law advice to our company. Stephen is very easy to communicate with & has excellent knowledge & experience in employment law. His advice is always very precise covering all possible scenarios.
I have no hesitation in recommending Stephen's services to other clients." Stefan Hutton, Managing Director, Scene to Believe.

Professional Background
Stephen joined Eakin McCaffery Cox Lawyers in 2010. Previously he worked at firms Harmer Workplace Lawyers, Dunhill Madden Butler and Taylor & Scott.