Commercial and public law.
I’m a barrister at the Victorian Bar, practising in commercial and public law.
I practise broadly across these areas, but have special interests in the commercial areas of class actions, trade practices and other regulatory work, and in the public law areas of immigration, freedom of information and human rights.
I also appear for defendants in some types of criminal matters, particularly when human rights questions are involved.
A class actions specialist.
Previously I was a Senior Associate in the class actions section of Maurice Blackburn. There, I ran landmark cases including the Kilmore bushfire and the Christmas Island asylum seeker human rights class actions.
Amongst my other work I also acted for investors against National Australia Bank and QBE Insurance Group alleging misleading and deceptive conduct, and for consumers against the alleged Amcor-Visy cardboard packaging cartel.
A quantitative, analytical approach.
Prior to working in the law, I was a management consultant at Port Jackson Partners, working directly with boards and executive management of ASX 200 companies on financial matters and broader corporate strategy and public policy.
I also have a first class honours degree in engineering from the University of Adelaide, and previously worked as a freelance IT consultant.
This experience and training means my approach is distinctively analytical, and helps efficiently deal with cases concerning technical engineering, scientific and financial subject matter, and quantitative problems more generally.
In Victoria, the legal profession is divided between barristers and solicitors, each of whom play different roles in the legal process. I am typically engaged by solicitors on behalf of the ultimate client.
In very limited circumstances, I will accept work directly from the public. Please contact me for more information on this kind of ‘direct access’ briefing.
You can reach me via my clerk, List G Barristers:
03 9225 8558
205 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
DX 89 Melbourne
You can also contact me directly:
03 9225 8365