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Stephen Booth is a Consultant to Coleman Greig, focusing on Estate Planning particularly families who have loved ones with intellectual disabilities or mental illness to ensure they have appropriate plans in place for the future.

Having worked with parents and carers in this area since 1983, Stephen hasdevelope d a profound respect for how parents and carers handle the many challenges they and their families face.

Stephen is highly knowledgeable in Wills and Estate Planning, and Trusts, including Special Disability Trusts, dealing with intellectual disability or mental health issues.

In 2006 the Federal Government asked Stephen to write plain English language guides for estate planning and Special Disability Trusts to assist people with disabilities and their families – Planning for the future and Getting things sorted.

He is also the author of When I’m Gone, a plain English guide to will-making for parents of children with an intellectual disability

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“I have developed a profound respect for how parents and carers handle the many challenges that they and their families face and am passionate about making sure they can properly plan for the future” Stephen Booth

Since retiring from full time practice as Head of Coleman Greig’s Employment Law team, Stephen is now continuing to pursue his passion for helping families who have loved ones with intellectual disabilities or mental illness to ensure they have appropriate plans in place for the future. Having worked with parents and carers in this area since 1983, Stephen has developed a profound respect for how parents and carers handle the many challenges they and their families face. In 2006 the Federal Government asked Stephen to write plain English language guides for estate planning and Special Disability Trusts to assist people with disabilities and their families - Planning for the future and Getting things sorted. In 1999, Stephen wrote When I’m Gone, a plain English guide to will-making for parents of children with an intellectual disability and he is currently preparing a new edition of this publication. Having practised as a lawyer since 1982, Stephen has worked across a range of legal areas including litigation and competition and trade practices law, with a particular focus on employment law. Stephen joined Coleman Greig in 1987 and established Coleman Greig’s Employment Law & Business Migration Team in 1994, and was Team Leader till 2020, when he retired from full-time practice as a Principal Lawyer.

Stephen continues to help advise families and carers on structures that will protect and promote the interests of their family members or friends with a disability or mental illness and optimise the management of their inheritance and other benefits, including social security entitlements.

If you require assistance with Wills and Estate Planning, and Trusts, including Special Disability Trusts, dealing with intellectual disability or mental health issues, please feel free to contact Stephen via email sbooth@colemangreig.com.au. Stephen is also available as a speaker in this area.

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Performance Management, Feedback and Managing Terminations
26 September 2019 @ 08:00 AM - 26 September 2019 @ 11:00 AM

This workshop is designed to ensure managers and HR decision-makers understand their obligations and responsibilities in regard to critical HR tasks. It will minimise potential risk to the business from an Employment Law perspective and help to ensure appropriate procedures and protocols are followed. What will be covered? General requirements: The 3 Warnings model and…

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Performance Management, Feedback and Managing Terminations
25 September 2019 @ 08:00 AM - 25 September 2019 @ 11:00 AM

This workshop is designed to ensure managers and HR decision-makers understand their obligations and responsibilities in regard to critical HR tasks. It will minimise potential risk to the business from an Employment Law perspective and help to ensure appropriate procedures and protocols are followed. What will be covered? General requirements: The 3 Warnings model and…

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Employment Contracts and Policies
20 August 2019 @ 08:00 AM - 20 August 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Employing staff is one of the most important things a business does. Getting the right people and having a common understanding of what is expected from the start is essential for the whole employment relationship. How that relationship is established at the beginning is critical, particularly if it is necessary to part ways with the…

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Leave Entitlements
30 July 2019 @ 08:00 AM - 30 July 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Managing the details of leave entitlements is an ongoing challenge for HR and payroll, and with Fair Work’s 4 Yearly review producing changes to annual leave and introducing Award-based domestic violence leave, it’s important to be on top of the new rules. This workshop will discuss these changes, and answer all those “curly questions” about…

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Terminations: WHS, Drugs and Alcohol
7 May 2019 @ 08:30 AM - 7 May 2019 @ 10:30 AM

Termination of employment for reasons related to drugs and alcohol or unsafe conduct can be particularly difficult.  Questions of policy, process and proof abound.  In this workshop our experienced employment lawyers will address: preparing the ground: D&A and WHS policies and procedures proof of D&A offences: testing options and evidence setting D&A standards:  zero tolerance…

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Modern Slavery, Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Privacy and Whistleblowers
10 April 2019 @ 08:30 AM - 10 April 2019 @ 10:30 AM

The corporate veil is no longer sufficient to shield large businesses from taking responsibility for what individual directors and suppliers are up to – or from wearing the legal and reputational risks if something is wrong. Coleman Greig Lawyers will be hosting an exclusive C-Suite Workshop on the latest legislation covering anti-bribery, modern slavery, whistleblowers…

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Mental Health and the Workplace
3 April 2019 @ 08:30 AM - 3 April 2019 @ 10:30 AM

Increased awareness of mental illness in the community generally means employers need to have heightened awareness of the mental health issues at work.  The chances of having an employee with a mental illness are high, and particularly so where the employee’s behaviour is non-compliant or unacceptable.  Sensitivity to this, and factoring it into employment decisions…

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Modern Slavery Legislation: Its Impact on Australian Businesses
29 March 2019 @ 12:30 PM - 29 March 2019 @ 02:00 PM

This event has been postponed In the last 6 months both the NSW and Federal Parliaments have passed Modern Slavery legislation, imposing reporting requirements on businesses with turnover exceeding $50m (NSW) or $100m (Federal). While the direct obligation falls on companies with a turnover exceeding those thresholds, it is inevitable that those companies will make demands…

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IR, Employment and a Federal Election: What’s up for grabs?
21 March 2019 @ 07:30 AM - 21 March 2019 @ 09:00 AM

With a Federal election widely expected in May, and polls consistently suggesting a change of government, now is a good time to review current IR and employment law issues, and how a change of government might impact on employers. Join us at our first breakfast briefing for 2019 when our experienced employment lawyers Stephen Booth…

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Employment Law Essentials
13 November 2018 @ 08:30 AM - 13 November 2018 @ 10:30 AM

SOLD OUT! This highly practical and relevant workshop will look at the employment relationship in its entirety – from the initial engagement process through to performance management, the application of workplace policies and termination.  Our expert employment lawyers will provide tips and strategies to ensure all managers are not only compliant with any relevant legislation, but…

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