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Hayden Stephens

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Executive Director

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Hayden is the Chief Executive Officer, Australia at Slater and Gordon, commencing in this role in May 2016.  

Prior to his appointment as Head of Australia Hayden was CEO of our General Law in Australia.  

He is currently a member of both Group Executive and Australian Executive.  

Hayden started at Slater and Gordon in 1993 in Melbourne. In the decade that followed, Hayden specialized in personal injury law and was involved in a number of ground breaking legal cases. His work included acting for persons in public and product liability law, assisting asbestos disease sufferers and acting for victims of child sex abuse in clergy institutions. 

In late 1999, Hayden was appointed leader of our operations in Western Australia and remained in this role until 2004.  

Between 2004 - 2009, Hayden, held leadership positions in our National Workers’ Compensation practice group.  Among his achievements in this role, Hayden worked proactively with stakeholders to help shape legislative reform of Victorian personal injuries compensation.  Hayden has since continued his work with key stakeholders, State and Federal Government and Regulatory bodies. 


  • Compensation claims
  • Common law industrial disease cases

Career History

  • Slater and Gordon since 1993 

Professional Qualifications and Admissions

  • 1999 Admitted, Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • 1994 Admitted, Supreme Court of Victoria
  • 1992 Bachelor of Laws, Monash University
  • 1992 Bachelor of Arts, Monash University