Steven Forrest

Admitted as a legal practitioner - 1996
Called to the bar - 2013

Contact details

Telephone: 07 3210 1232
Facsimile: 07 3236 2311
Mobile: 0438 176 743

Areas of practice

  • Corporations Law
  • Contract & Equity
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Administrative Law
  • Financial Services
  • Professional Negligence


Steven has a busy commercial dispute resolution practice.  He appears in State and Federal Courts and tribunals at both trial and appellate levels.

Steven has a particular focus in the areas of corporations law, financial services, administrative law, contracts, equity, insolvency and professional negligence.  He also has experience in representative proceedings (“class actions”).

Prior to coming to the bar Steven was a solicitor for 16 years, working in a number of roles including as general counsel and company secretary of a financial services company, as a senior associate at Deacons (now Norton Rose) and Piper Alderman and as the principal solicitor of a Community Legal Centre (Refugee and Immigration Legal Service Inc).  Prior to working as a solicitor he served as the Associate to the Honourable Mr Justice Derrington of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Select Cases

Wotton v State of Queensland [2016] FCA 1457

ASIC v Drake (No. 2) (2016) 340 ALR 75

SMM Solomon Ltd v Axiom KB Ltd [2016] SBCA 1

LM Investment Management Ltd (in liq) v Bruce (2014) 102 ACSR 481

Fearnley v Finlay [2014] 2 QD R 392