Qualification: LLB(Hons) (Manchester); Member Bar Association of Queensland; Barrister of High Court of Australia; and Barrister of Supreme Court of Queensland.
Phone: 07 3007 1771
Originally from the UK, he has worked in the law since 1987.
His practice has always been litigation focused across crime and family law. He enjoyed 10 years as a Court Clerk before joining the serious crime department of one of the UK’s leading firms for another 7 years as a Solicitor. He was also involved in associated family law matters for clients of the practice.
He migrated to Brisbane in 2003, becoming a Crown Prosecutor with the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions. He came to the Bar in 2012 and has continued to develop a strong crime and family practice. Having been involved in both prosecution and defence cases, he has always meticulously prepared and provide practical and pragmatic advice.
He been involved in the full range of criminal cases including murder, rape and other serious sexual offences, child abduction, gang related firearms, blackmail, drugs importations and complex fraud.
He accepts instructions on all areas of family law. His practice includes representation and advice in parenting, relocation matters and all financial disputes. He has been involved in complex property disputes in both de facto and marital relationship disputes. He regularly acts in protracted contact and residence disputes, many with allegations of physical or sexual abuse, and many involving the instruction of expert witnesses.
A strong advocate, he appears in the Magistrates Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court. He represents clients in a variety of hearings ranging from urgent contested applications to trials. With a focus on resolution, he also appears at case assessment conferences, conciliation conferences and mediations.
Major Areas of Practice
Family Law (child disputes, residence, contact, relocation and contravention)
Family Law (property disputes including complex property disputes involving corporates, trusts and valuation issues)
Inquests/Commissions of Inquiry/Statutory Tribunals
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