Stephen Booth has been in practice for over 30 years and leads Coleman Greig’s Employment Law Team. He has developed the firm’s practice in the area of employment law, advising and representing employer and employee clients in a wide range of areas including unfair dismissals, discrimination, legislative and award compliance, and workforce restructuring and redundancies. He has written employment law commentary for Smokeball electronic legal publishing.
Stephen is an entertaining presenter and regularly leads workshops, breakfast briefings and training sessions on employment law, competition and consumer law and legal issues concerning intellectual disability.
Stephen also has special expertise in the area of trade practices law, and advises clients on anti-competitive conduct and misleading or deceptive conduct issues, as well as consumer issues such as product liability and product recalls. He regularly provides training for clients’ staff on practical compliance with competition law and minimisation of trade practices risks, and on other compliance issues. He has written commentary for CCH’s Australian Trade Practices Reporter and Australian Master Trade Practices Guide.
His broad range of experience, including extensive experience in commercial litigation, gives him a practical background in assessing business problems and resolving disputes with commercially satisfactory results.
Stephen also has particular expertise on the legal issues relating to intellectual disabilities and has published articles in various journals and a book, When I’m Gone, which is a plain English guide to will-making for parents of children with an intellectual disability. At the request of the Federal Government, he has written plain language guides (Planning for the future, Getting things sorted) to estate planning and special disability trusts for people with a disability, and their families.
Away from work, Stephen’s passions are music, history, literary fiction, theatre, cooking and wine.