Steve began his professional life as a barrister. He began working for Meredith Connell in early 2005 and spent four years in the Manukau office undertaking criminal trials under the Crown Solicitor's Warrant.
Steve began to diversify his practice in 2009, undertaking litigation that Meredith Connell received in the wake of the global financial crisis, including the prosecution of finance company directors.
He has also developed a strong enforcement litigation practice for the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (particularly the Companies Office, the Official Assignee, and Radio Spectrum Management), Worksafe New Zealand, and the Auckland Council.
Acted in civil proceedings brought for market manipulation, in contravention of the Securities Markets Act 1988, in relation to his trading in Diligent Board Member Services shares (FMA v Henry).
Acted in the prosecution for breaches of the Gas Act and Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act relating to unlawful gas fitting which led to a gas leak that resulted in a fatality (WorkSafe v McLeod).
Acted in the prosecution for unregistered motor vehicle trading resulting in the maximum fine available (Registrar of Motor Vehicles v Singh & Awan Boueki Pacific Ltd).
LLB/BA, University of Auckland