Phone: (02) 9633 1826
Email: reception@mcauleyhawach.com.au
Office: Level 7, 9 George Street,
PARRAMATTA NSW 2150

Steve McAuley – Principal Solicitor

Steve is an experienced litigator, with a range of expertise including in the areas of commercial law, estate and trust disputes, negligence and other torts, construction, finance, insurance and superannuation claims and criminal law.

Steve worked for a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and, subsequently, a national law firm prior to co-founding McAuley Hawach Lawyers.

Steve is an Accredited Specialist Commercial Litigation and regularly appears in the NSW Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, District Court of NSW, Local Court of NSW and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Steve is the Secretary of the Parramatta & District Law Society.

Steve is also an Independent Solicitor appointed by the Law Society of NSW for the purpose of executing search orders.

Admissions

  • Lawyer of the High Court of Australia
  • Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Qualifications

  • Masters of Law (completing – all subjects with Distinction result)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Applied Finance
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Recent Cases

  • Rayner v Rayner [2019] NSWCATAP 121
  • Owners Corporation Strata Plan No 14172 v Cai [2019] NSWCAT
  • Odell v State of New South Wales [2017] NSWSC 643
  • Perrottet v R [2017] NSWDC 392
  • DEF v Trappett (No 2) [2016] NSWSC 1843
  • Sylvia Vella v Roads & Maritime Services [2016] NSWLEC 1556
  • DEF v Trappett [2016] NSWSC 1698
  • DEF v Trappett [2015] NSWSC 1840
  • Gigi Entertainment v Schmidt [2013] NSWCA 287
  • Gigi Entertainment Pty Limited v Schmidt (No 2) [2013] NSWSC 242
  • Gigi Entertainment Pty Limited v Schmidt [2012] NSWSC 1423
  • Chick & Anor v Grosfeld (No. 4) [2013] NSWSC 509
  • Chick & Anor v Grosfeld (No. 3) [2012] NSWSC 1536
  • Chick v Grosfeld [2012] NSWSC 1166
  • Brown v Grosfeld; Fitzpatrick v Grosfeld [2011] NSWSC 796
  • Pogson v Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) & Ors (application for injunction before Nicholas J) (2012)
  • Armstrong & Ors v John Joseph Dignan & Ors (application for transfer of proceedings before Davies J) (2012)

Publications
Articles written by Steve appear in:

  • Australian Financial Review
  • Australian Business Law Review
  • Law Society Journal
  • Lawyers Weekly
  • American Review of International Arbitration
  • Precedent – Australian Lawyers Alliance

Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Parramatta & District Law Society

Particular Areas of Practice

  • Contractual disputes
  • Equitable relief
  • Property disputes
  • Building and construction disputes
  • Deceased estate and superannuation disputes
  • Negligence and other tort claims
  • Insolvency
  • Professional responsibility
  • Insurance
  • Crime

Steve can be contacted as follows:

Phone: (02) 9633 1826
Facsimile: (02) 9687 8114
Mobile: 0413 853 331
Email: stevemcauley@mcauleyhawach.com.au

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McAuley Hawach Lawyers is located in Parramatta, NSW and services the entire Sydney region. Our services include: Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Commercial, Family Law, Negligence, Insolvency, Debt Recovery, Wills and Estates, Crime, Taxation and Conveyancing.