Stephen Christodoulou

Law Graduate

B.A. (History) (Distinction), LLB

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Law Graduate

B.A. (History) (Distinction), LLB

ph: 02 9261 4281

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Experience

Stephen studied a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of New South Wales, finishing his studies in 2020.
During his studies, Stephen completed a semester abroad, studying at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Whilst at university, Stephen was a keen writer, contributing articles to the Blitz Magazine, Tharunka and the Sydney Writers Festival Blog.
Prior to working for O’Brien’s, Stephen worked as a paralegal at a small firm in the CBD across a range of matters, and more recently completed his practical training at the Redfern Legal Centre in their International Students Legal Team.

Current Practice Area

As a civil lawyer, Stephen focuses on actions against institutions for a variety of matters including:

  • Malicious prosecution;
  • Historical childhood abuse; and
  • Intentional torts against NSW and other states and institutions for:
    • Assault
    • Battery
    • Unlawful Arrest; and
    • False Imprisonment.

Professional Approach and Interest Areas

Stephen has always been captivated by the way in which the law can defend individual freedoms and liberties.

 

“I have always been attracted to matters that seek to question the conflicting rights and

responsibilities of both the individual and government and how the law provides a resulting legal answer to generally very complex legal questions,” Stephen told us.

 

“As a result of my professional experience, I am genuinely attracted to confronting material, and matters, where groups experiencing disadvantage are placed in a position where, for once, their rights may acquire protection, and the legal system can provide an appropriate remedy.”

 

Through his previous experiences, Stephen has also been involved in multiple policy submissions for law reform.

 

“I was involved in a review of anticipated amendments to NSW consent laws, which has required considerable research skills such as using online databases, and accessing both private and government information,”

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