Member of the Victorian Bar and practices as a barrister specializing in
Industrial and Environmental Law.
Enrolled to practise in the High Court of Australia, Supreme Courts of
Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
1966 – 1978 – Law Department of Victoria � Clerk of Courts.
1978 – 1979 – Criminal Law Branch/ Crown Solicitor�s Office � preparation of
criminal trials and appeals for County and Supreme Courts
1979 – 1980 – Seconded from Law Department to Legal Aid Committee of Victoria
� Solicitor appearing daily in various courts as duty solicitor.
1980 – 1981- Public Works Department � Deputy Solicitor work included
preparing contracts for Public Works in Victoria and Ports and Harbour issues.
1981 -1990 – Solicitor to the Department of Labour and Industry and Ministry
of Consumer Affairs. Responsible for OH&S. Industrial Relations and Consumer
related prosecutions and full range of legal services to both DLI & MCA.
Solicitor on record in all states and Federal jurisdictions for last 5 years
with responsibility for staff comprising 10 solicitors and 10 administrative
1990 – 1999 – Barrister at the Victoria Bar specialising in Industrial and
Environment Law. Appears regularly in Federal and State Occupational Health &
Safety and Environmental Law cases, a range of Australia Industrial Relations
Commission Employment Disputes and in Administrative Law, Probate and Commercial
matters. Conducted defence benchmark OH&S cases and OH&S Notice Appeals before
the AIRC and VIRC. Appearances include Occupational Safety & Environment Law
Court of Appeal and Supreme Court Appeals, County Court Judge and Jury Trials,
Appeals and Pleas, Summary Prosecutions and Inquests.