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Honorary Counsel

Stephen Hughes

Stephen Hughes is a Partner of Piper Alderman.

Piper Alderman is a major Australian commercial law firm, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Piper Alderman is committed to continual excellence in the practice of law, having been leading advisers to commercial interests across Australia for over 160 years. The firm has achieved its impressive growth by listening to clients, responding to their needs and creating practical legal solutions.

Piper Alderman is a single, united partnership dedicated to performing as a team and working together with our clients to achieve their business goals.

As a genuinely national firm, we work with clients across all states and territories in Australia, as well as several international organisations.

Stephen has over 20 years experience acting for a wide variety of organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors across Australia and internationally. He attends national and international conferences and is a regularly invited speaker and chairperson at professional seminars conducted by Legalwise, Akolade, IES and LexisNexis. He has been an invited speaker at the LAWASIA conferences in Hong Kong (2010), Cambodia (2013) and Bangkok (2014) and Hanoi (2015).

Specialties: Stephen provides high level strategic and operational advice on:

- Industrial relations, including redundancies, mergers, union disputes & enterprise bargaining

- FWA & Industrial Commission litigation

- WHS legislation and litigation, including coronials & enforceable undertakings

- workers’ compensation litigation

- discrimination and bullying/harassment litigation

- D&O & EPL insurance litigation

-common law contract negotiation & drafting

- restraint and confidentiality litigation

Stephen Hughes

Partner | Piper Alderman


t +61 7 3220 7721 | m +61 401 950 150 | f +61 7 3220 7700

shughes@piperalderman.com.au | www.piperalderman.com.au


Stephen Hughes
Honorary Counsel