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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)

Family Law (child-care, guardianship,

protection orders)

Relationship Property

Asset Protection/Trust and Estates

Property Law – purchases,

sales and leasing

Rural Land and Succession planning

Agricultural Law

Apiary Law

Resource Management Litigation

Business Sales and Purchases

Complete this sentence: if I wasn’t a lawyer I would be...

a classic car dealer


What do you love about your job?

Fundamentally lawyers, doing their job well, are problem solvers – and it’s a privilege to be

entrusted with a role where you can genuinely enhance your client’s opportunities, and

welfare (particularly so when practising in the Family Court environment). 

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