I am an Australian Barrister.
I accept instructions from solicitors in the following areas of law:
- Family & Child Law
- All Local Court work, including criminal
- Statutory Tribunals & commissions
I accept Legal Aid briefs from solicitors in Family Law matters only.
I accept a very limited number of direct access briefs (mostly in Local Court work including appeals to the District Court from Local Court sentences or orders, or advices in children’s or parenting matters). In most cases, if you have a legal problem, you need to see a solicitor first, who (if appropriate) can then provide me with instructions about your case. I can recommend several solicitors if you do not know any, however the choice of solicitor is entirely up to you.
I have had former lives as a musical entertainer, teacher, security guard, computer fix-it guy and solicitor. My most recent legal employment prior to beginning my own practice was with Turnbull Hill Lawyers in Newcastle (Australia), Southwark Borough and the Crown Prosecution Service in London (UK).
I was the Newcastle Regional Representative of the NSW Bar Association from 2008-2014.