Professional Appointments

  • Referee, Development Tribunal, 2016 to date
  • Assessor, Professional Standards Office Queensland, 2016 to date
  • Referral solicitor, Knowmore – Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse 2015
  • Referee, Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committee, 2010 to 2015
  • Referral solicitor, Department of Justice and Attorney General’s victims assist scheme 2009-2015
  • Mediator, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal panel of mediators 2009-10
  • General referee, Building and Development Tribunal, 2009
  • Referral solicitor, Department of Communities redress scheme arising from the Forde Inquiry into the abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions – 2007-08
  • Mediator, Commercial and Consumer Tribunal, 2007-09
  • Mediator, Queensland Law Society 2007 to date
  • Member, Cairns Basketball Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Member, Cairns AFL Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Member, Baseball Queensland Disciplinary Tribunal, 2017

Honours And Awards

  • Australian Lawyers Alliance, Regional Committee Member 2018
  • President, North Queensland Medical and Legal Society 2016 – 2018
  • Lecturer and tutor, James Cook University faculty of law 2012
  • Guest lecturer and tutor, Qld University of Technology 2002
  • Australia Day Achievement Medal 2004
  • Guest Speaker at various QLS CPD functions
  • Guest speaker HIA Builder’s Accreditation Courses (various)
  • Guest lectures at James Cook University and QUT Faculty of Law
  • Keynote Speeches at WorkCover’s Loss Adjusters Conference 2000 and APLA WorkCover Intensive 2000

Membership Of Professional Associations

  • Building Dispute Practitioners’ Society
  • Australian Mediation Association
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance
  • Master Builders Association
  • Housing Industry Association
  • Far North Queensland Law Association
  • North Queensland Law Association
  • North Queensland Medical & Legal Society
  • Bar Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Environmental Lawyers Association
  • Queensland Medico Legal Society
  • Family Law Practitioners Association
  • Law Council of Australia

Qualifications

  • Master of Arts (Distinction), Griffith University, QLD
  • Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology, QLD
  • Certificate of Chinese Law, East China University of Politics and Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University, QLD

Professional Education

  • Department of Justice & Attorney General (2015) mediation accreditation
  • Mediation Accreditation (2007) Queensland University of Technology
  • Advanced Planning Law (2006) Queensland University of Technology
  • Bar Practice Course (2001) BAQ & QUT (Course 37)
  • Assessment of Permanent Impairment under the AMA Guides (2001) – American Board of Independent Medical Examiners
  • Migration Agents Registration Course (1999) – RILC Inc (Vic)

Research Papers

  • Masters Dissertation “Judicial Independence in Indonesia” (Distinction)
  • Research essay “The relationship between the judiciary and the executive in Indonesia and Malaysia”
  • Asian Society: Tradition, Modernisation and Conflict essay “Tradition and Modernity: Sexuality, Marriage and the Law in Indonesia”
  • The Making of Modern Indonesia essay “Labour and Unions in Indonesia”
  • Comparative Asian Politics essay “Democratisation in the Peoples’ Republic of China and Taiwan”.

Bachelor of Laws

Insurance Law, Industrial Law, Medico-Legal Issues, Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Law, Maritime Law, Public International Law, Asian Legal Systems

Indonesian Commercial Law

Deakin University Law School 1998 – Indonesian Property Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, Labour Law, Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Foreign Investment Laws, Carriage of Goods, Securities.

International Commercial Law

Deakin University Law School 1998 – Vienna Sales Convention, Carriage of Goods, GATT and Trade Law, Foreign Investment Law, Conflict of Laws, Mediation and Arbitration in International Law, Banking and Finance Law, Securities.

Middle Eastern Commercial Law

Deakin University 1998

Asian Trade & Investment Law

Deakin University 1998

Chinese Law

East China University of Politics and Law (St John’s College) 1997 – Joint Ventures, Economic Contract Law, Insurance, Securities, Intellectual Property, Foreign Trade Law, Dispute Resolution (litigation, mediation, arbitration), Civil Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure.

Bachelor of Arts

Griffith University – Comparative Studies in History and Literature, Asian Studies, European Studies with intermediate level Italian, basic German & Dutch.

Voluntary Services

  • Speaker, various Queensland Law Society conferences
  • Pro bono, various industry and sporting Associations including AFL and Basketball disciplinaryTribunals
  • RSPCA, 2007 – current
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Cairns Community Legal Centre, 2007 – 2013
  • Volunteer Lawyer – Caxton St Legal Centre – 1999 to 2004
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