Stephen Pemberton

Senior Lawyer

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Stephen Pemberton has extensive experience in both criminal and employment law.  Prior to being admitted to practice in 2005, Stephen was a Police Officer with the Queensland Police Service for eight years where he developed his interest in all aspects of criminal investigation and prosecution.

Stephen commenced his legal career as a defence criminal lawyer with Legal Aid Queensland before transitioning to the role of Senior Federal Prosecutor with the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions in their Sydney, Darwin and Perth offices.

With his diverse background in all aspects of the criminal process, Stephen is passionate about ensuring the Prosecution are held to account by proving all aspects of their case while providing his clients with practical and cost-effective advice.

Stephen is also an experienced advocate in employment law with nine years experience as the Legal Director for the Australian Building and Construction Commission.  In this role, Stephen successfully conducted numerous civil penalty litigations in the Federal Court involving allegations of industrial action, coercion and adverse action including matters successfully appealed to the Full Court of the Federal Court and the High Court of Australia.

As an employment lawyer, Stephen is a strong advocate for both employers and employees complying with their legal obligations in the workplace.  Stephen has a particular interest in the right of entry provisions of the Fair Work Act to ensure both union officials and employers comply with their statutory obligations.

Stephen Pemberton

Senior Lawyer

My qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws with Honours – Griffith University
  • Bachelor of International Business – Griffith University
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • Admitted to practice 2005

My areas of expertise

  • Criminal
  • Industrial and employment law
  • Criminal injuries compensation

My professional interests

  • Member of the Criminal Lawyers Association of WA
  • Member of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Association
  • Member of the Law Society of Western Australia

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