Stephen Price

Partner. Sydney.

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For more than 26 years, Australia’s leading companies and foreign corporations have sought out the workplace relations expertise of Stephen Price.

Specialising in employment law, industrial relations, litigation, occupational health and safety, discrimination law, establishing and restructuring corporate groups, and the creation of incentive schemes, Stephen seeks to minimise the legal exposure of directors and managers and achieve overarching business objectives.

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For more than 26 years, Australia’s leading companies and foreign corporations have sought out the workplace relations expertise of Stephen Price.

Specialising in employment law, industrial relations, litigation, occupational health and safety, discrimination law, establishing and restructuring corporate groups, and the creation of incentive schemes, Stephen seeks to minimise the legal exposure of directors and managers and achieve overarching business objectives.

For his clients including NBN Co, BP Australia, Downer EDI, Amcor, Suncorp, Johnson & Johnson, and others, the right human resources strategy is critical to achieving productivity growth and maximising business efficiencies.

Stephen understands deeply how Australia’s laws impact these commercial drivers and provides solutions that are both innovative and pragmatic.

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“An excellent litigator who offers good practical advice” Chambers Global Guide

Stephen's Expertise

  • NBN Co Limited From its establishment, Stephen has been the lead adviser in connection with all aspects of its industrial relations, employment law, subcontracting and occupational health and safety legal requirements.
  • Johnson & Johnson Australia Strategic adviser for more than 20 years in relation to the full range of employment and industrial relations issues, including business acquisitions, investigation of companies, termination of employment, anti-discrimination complaints and numerous OH&S issues.
  • Suncorp-Metway Acted for Suncorp-Metway in relation to the employment aspects of acquisitions such as of Promina as well as divestments. Also advised on Suncorp’s share schemes.
  • Linfox Armaguard Acted for Linfox and Linfox Armaguard in relation to a number of industrial disputes with the Transport Workers Union, including disputes arising from armed holdups and allegations that industrial reforms implemented by the company affected employees’ health and safety.
  • Receivers of Allco Finance Group Acted for the Receivers of the Allco Finance Group in connection with the employment issues and disputes arising from the collapse of Allco’s complex corporate structure.
  • BP Australia Reviewed and advised on BP’s occupational health and safety systems, resulting in significant changes to BP’s processes and structure. Stephen has acted for BP on numerous employment and industrial relations issues.

What others say

  • “An excellent litigator who offers good practical advice and has got a good manner with clients” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2014
  • “Leading Lawyer - Employment” Chambers Global Guide, 2011-2014
  • “More than 25 years' experience on all aspects of workplace relations” Chambers Global Guide, 2013
  • “Best Lawyer - Labour & Employment” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013 & 2014
  • “Recommended Lawyer - Employment (NSW)” Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2012-2013

Stephen's Thinking

Stephen's Leadership

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth Board Member
    Japan Focus Group Co-Chair
    US/Canada Focus Group Member
  • Law Society of New South Wales Member