Phone: (02) 9633 1826
Office: Level 7, 9 George Street,

Steve McAuley

Steve is an experienced litigator, with a wide 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, District Court of NSW, and Local Courts.

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


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


  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Applied Finance
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Masters of Law (completing)

Recent Cases

  • 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)
  • Perrottet v R [2017] NSWDC 382

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


  • 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

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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.