Stephen Marriott

Special Counsel

Stephen has 20 years of experience in advising on all aspects of the employment relationship.

An Accredited Specialist in Employment and Industrial Law and an NMAS Accredited Mediator, he has worked in associations, law firms and in government.

Stephen is skilled in providing practical and commercially focused advice and advocacy across the spectrum of employment law, including unfair dismissals, adverse action claims, discrimination claims, underpayment claims, industrial disputes and privacy, and on awards and enterprise agreements.

His work on such matters has involved representation of clients in the Federal Court, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, NSW Court of Criminal Appeal, Supreme Court, Fair Work Commission, Industrial Relations Commission of NSW, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Anti-Discrimination New South Wales and the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Prior to joining Ai Group Workplace Lawyers, Stephen worked as a Senior Adviser within the NSW Government, advising on industrial relations and work health and safety at a time of wide reforms in those areas.

He has also had secondments including with the Fair Work Ombudsman, where he was responsible for litigation in relation to underpayment of claims and adverse action and advising internally on award and legislative interpretation.

Enthusiastic about preventative training, Stephen has presented at conferences and to clients, often to line managers. He was the Executive Producer of an interactive e-learning module on work, health and safety in film and television production.

A strong and articulate advocate in contested matters, Stephen is frank and fearless in giving advice to achieve the best outcome for his clients.