Stephen Williams - Principal

Stephen Williams

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Direct number:+61 8 8210 1237
Mobile:+61 4 1233 2950


  • Conducted high level valuation matters for key Australian businesses
  • Represented most, if not all, major property owners and developers, particularly in the field of leasing matters
  • Acted for all the major banks, particularly in the areas of banking litigation and security enforcement
  • Represents the leading South Australian insolvency practitioners
  • Acts on a number of key Adelaide construction projects
  • Involved in a significant mining arbitration
  • Advising numerous local government organisations on dispute-related issues
Stephen Williams joined the Norman Waterhouse Partnership in July, 2007 as a solicitor in the Commercial and Dispute Resolution Team.
Stephen is a commercial litigator with over 20 years experience working across a wide range of jurisdictions and disciplines. His experience and expertise centre on a number of areas, including insolvency, property related litigation (leases, caveats, encroachments, valuations, easements, and restrictive covenants), banking litigation, security enforcement, building and construction and contractual disputes.
Stephen has a deserved reputation for being commercially minded. His focus for clients centres around achieving commercially acceptable outcomes. His philosophy is that it is his role to assist his clients to achieve a resolution of the disputes they encounter, avoiding litigation unless it is necessary or inevitable. Stephen feels it is his role not to aggressively pursue litigious outcomes but to lead his clients from a position of strength to a reach a commercial resolution. He is particularly skilled as a negotiator and has enjoyed considerable success in conducting mediations.
Stephen is the Chairman of the SA/NT Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association.