Stephen Hegedus Barrister

Stephen Hegedus

NSW Bar Association profile



Stephen is an experienced lawyer with a particular background in social justice and human rights. He was admitted to practice in 2004 and has practiced in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.


Stephen has worked for native title representative bodies in Western Australia and Queensland and has conducted numerous pro-bono matters on behalf of asylum seekers. Stephen now has a focus on criminal law matters, family law and native title.


Areas Of Practice

  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Discrimination
  • Immigration Law
  • Judicial Review and Administrative Law
  • Native Title
  • Crimes Against The Person
  • Drugs
  • Environmental and Planning Offences
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Mental Illness
  • Property Offences
  • Traffic
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Property
  • Parenting
  • Care and protection
  • Discrimination
  • Industrial Disputes and Statutory Employment Rights

Professional Experience

New South Wales Bar Association
April 2016 – Present

Bar Association of Queensland
Sep 2004 – Jan 2006

Senior Legal Officer
Queensland South Native Title Services
May 2012 – Jan 2016
Brisbane, Australia

CH Law
Dec 2010 – Apr 2012
Ballina NSW

Deputy Principal Legal Officer
Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation
Oct 2008 – Jan 2010
Geraldton WA

Legal Officer
Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation
Mar 2006 – Aug 2008
South Hedland WA