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Stephen Bourne

Stephen Bourne - Solicitor at Medcalf Grant Lawyers


Stephen was first admitted as a legal practitioner in 1998, and since then has worked as a solicitor and a barrister in both New Zealand and Australia. Throughout this period, Stephen has undertaken a wide variety of court matters ranging from criminal jury trials to commercial litigation and family law cases. This has also included roles as a senior lawyer in the public sector, focusing particularly on family and child law, administrative law, coronial inquests, and civil claims.

Stephen’s main areas of practice are

  • Parenting and property disputes and Family Law Courts proceedings
  • Children’s Court proceedings including child welfare cases
  • Coronial inquests, insurance claims, commercial disputes and civil litigation
  • Criminal and traffic defence in the Local Court, District Court and Supreme Court


  • Master of Laws Degree (with Merit) – Victoria University
  • Master of Business Studies Degree – Massey University
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Degree – Massey University
  • Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance