My practice areas.

I’m a barrister practising mainly in commercial and public law.

I practise broadly across these areas, but have special interests in the commercial areas of class actions and trade practices, 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 civil and human rights questions are involved.

Since coming to the Bar, I have appeared both led and unled in matters in state and federal tribunals and courts.

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Commercial law.

Commercial law is a general description for legal disputes having anything to do with business.

I advise and appear in most commercial law matters, including:

  • contract disputes
  • negligence and other torts
  • consumer protection and competition law
  • securities and corporations
  • regulatory work
Public law.

Public law regulates the relationship between the government and the people.

I advise and appear in most public law areas, including:

  • migration (including as a registered migration agent in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal)
  • human rights
  • freedom of information
  • privacy
  • tort
  • administrative law generally, including merits and judicial review 

The criminal law work that I do is generally related to my human rights public law work.

My focus is on criminal or infringement matters:

  • briefed by community legal centres acting for a person who is socially disadvantaged; or
  • where there is an issue relating to civil or human rights, including questions about the conduct of arresting and investigating authorities.