Stephen Bunce


Barrister

Secretary:
Admitted:
4 Jun 2020
Bar:
21 Oct 2021
Location:
Room 3302, Aickin Chambers,
200 Queen Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Stephen practises in a broad range of matters across employment, corporations and general commercial law.

He also has special interests in medical, research and therapeutic goods regulation, and technology companies including start-ups.

Stephen has appeared in the FCA, FCFCOA (both divisions), SCV, CCV, MCV, FWC and VCAT. He appears led and unled.  

Stephen has recently been briefed in matters involving:

  • Employment law representing both applicants and respondents including underpayments and other entitlements, dismissal, breach of contract including restraint clauses and misuse of confidential information, employee/contractor disputes and general protections claims.
  • Corporations law including breach of directors’ duties and oppression proceedings, and non-profit governance.
  • General commercial matters including breach of contract, consumer law, retail and commercial leases, debt, bankruptcy and insolvency, various claims in tort and equity, various interlocutory matters.
  • Industry regulation advice including but not limited to health practitioner and therapeutic goods regulation.

In addition to law, Stephen has qualifications in business and accounting and has completed the company directors' course by AICD. He is currently undertaking a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne.

Prior to the Bar, Stephen worked for over a decade as CEO of a national medical research institute and subsidiary primary healthcare clinics, and prior to this worked in regulatory affairs in medical device manufacturing. He also provided strategic consulting services across a wide range of industries including software, retail, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals and complementary medicines, and brings a strong understanding of business and commerciality to his legal practice.

Stephen read with Tyson Wodak. His senior mentor is Stuart Wood AM, QC.

Stephen is a member of:

  • The Victorian Bar's Finance, Risk and Audit Committe (Committee Member)
  • The Victorian Bar's Innovation & Technology Committee (Committee Member)
  • Medicolegal Society of Victoria (Committee Member)
  • Professional Boxing and Combat Sports Board of Victoria (Board Member)
  • Commercial, Industrial and Tax Bar Associations
  • Institute of Public Accountants
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors

 

Some of the recent published judgments and/or media coverage in matters which Stephen appeared include:

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Commercial Law
Common Law
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
Public Law & Administrative Law

Profile1

Stephen practises in a broad range of matters across employment, corporations and general commercial law.

He also has special interests in medical, research and therapeutic goods regulation, and technology companies including start-ups.

Stephen has appeared in the FCA, FCFCOA (both divisions), SCV, CCV, MCV, FWC and VCAT. He appears led and unled.  

Stephen has recently been briefed in matters involving:

  • Employment law representing both applicants and respondents including underpayments and other entitlements, dismissal, breach of contract including restraint clauses and misuse of confidential information, employee/contractor disputes and general protections claims.
  • Corporations law including breach of directors’ duties and oppression proceedings, and non-profit governance.
  • General commercial matters including breach of contract, consumer law, retail and commercial leases, debt, bankruptcy and insolvency, various claims in tort and equity, various interlocutory matters.
  • Industry regulation advice including but not limited to health practitioner and therapeutic goods regulation.

In addition to law, Stephen has qualifications in business and accounting and has completed the company directors' course by AICD. He is currently undertaking a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne.

Prior to the Bar, Stephen worked for over a decade as CEO of a national medical research institute and subsidiary primary healthcare clinics, and prior to this worked in regulatory affairs in medical device manufacturing. He also provided strategic consulting services across a wide range of industries including software, retail, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals and complementary medicines, and brings a strong understanding of business and commerciality to his legal practice.

Stephen read with Tyson Wodak. His senior mentor is Stuart Wood AM, QC.

Stephen is a member of:

  • The Victorian Bar's Finance, Risk and Audit Committe (Committee Member)
  • The Victorian Bar's Innovation & Technology Committee (Committee Member)
  • Medicolegal Society of Victoria (Committee Member)
  • Professional Boxing and Combat Sports Board of Victoria (Board Member)
  • Commercial, Industrial and Tax Bar Associations
  • Institute of Public Accountants
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors

 

Some of the recent published judgments and/or media coverage in matters which Stephen appeared include:

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Innovation and Technology
  • (Member) Audit, Finance and Risk Committee