Alan practices in all areas of commercial law and is particularly interested in intellectual property and trade practices, corporations and securities law, taxation and revenue as well as public and administrative law. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), and the Commercial and Tax Bar Associations.
Alan has acted in and advised on a range of complex matters, including intellectual property disputes, financial services compliance with Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act, resisting tax claims by the tax office, and migration issues. He enjoys strategic and complex problem-solving and encourages early briefing to save time and cost. To this end, Alan is happy to have early discussions with solicitors before being briefed.
Outside his practice, he is currently studying a Master of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Melbourne and is also a headnote writer for LexisNexis Intellectual Property Reports.
Alan read with Susan Gatford and his senior mentor is Adrian Ryan SC.