What made you decide to become a lawyer?
The study of law is essentially the study of how and when society does, and should regulate
the human condition – our humour, passions, and frailties are the law’s standard fare, which
makes the study of law a fascinating endeavour.
Where did you study law and what was your favourite subject?
Victoria; Judicial Review (the archetypical student wanting to ‘speak truth to power’)
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Check the facts, then check them again; having an excellent legal argument premised on an
incorrect factual basis is a recipe for disaster.
Do you have any hobbies / interests outside of work?
I research and write legal texts; and teach various masters programmes. Otherwise I enjoy
classic cars (my bank manager doesn’t, but hey…I won’t tell them if you don’t)