Steven CantonSpecial Counsel
Steven specialises in professional indemnity matters with an expertise in health law and brokers negligence. He regularly assists clients in both litigious cases, and regulatory complaints before the professional councils.
In 2020, he was recognised as a top health lawyer when he was awarded Lawyers Weekly’s 30 under 30 Health and Medical Award. Steven has also been appointed to the Human Research Ethics Committee of Concord Repatriation General Hospital (which approved clinical trials on patients).
What he does
Steven’s professional indemnity expertise spans professionals in the health, allied health and insurance sectors. He conducts medico-legal and clinical negligence claims for a number of leading private hospitals, medical negligence insurers and one of the world's leading dental-legal organisations.
Who he works with
Steven regularly works with medical negligence insurers, hospitals, health practitioners, allied health professionals, clinical researchers, and brokers.
Steven has a combined Bachelor of Laws (first class honours) and Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from College of Law.
Life before Sparkes
Whilst completing his tertiary studies, Steven worked as a paralegal at a general law practice.
Steven joined Sparke Helmore in 2014 and became part of 2015 graduate program. He immediately settled into the professional indemnity team and has been working in the area ever since.
Life outside of Sparkes
Outside of work Steven is an avid foodie. On the weekends Steven often bakes up a storm in the kitchen and catches up with family and friends at the newest restaurant or bar.