Graduated W.A. School of Mines, Mining Engineering. Worked underground and open pit operations (including quarrying). Involved (inter alia) in operations, mine management, planning, geology, geological engineering, blasting, drilling, ventilation, rock mechanics, exploration, mining law, environmental impact, feasibility and consultancy. Graduated University of Melbourne Law School. Master of Laws (Criminal Law) Monash University. Master of Laws (Public and International Law) ANU. Graduate Diploma in Military Law, University of Melbourne. Graduate Diploma in International Law, University of Melbourne. Completed certain Maritime Law subjects at University of Queensland. Chinese Language, Nanjing University and Beijing University. Practice predominantly Criminal Law, with a sub-specialisation in Motor Traffic Law. Practice encompasses all jurisdictions including criminal trials for both the Crown and Defence. Appears regularly in the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Court of Criminal Appeal; also appears in the High Court on special leave applications. Thoroughly familiar with Administrative Law, including Judicial Review under Order 56 of the Supreme Court Rules or the equivalent in other jurisdictions. Cases reported in the Victorian Law Reports, Motor Vehicle Reports, The Administrative Reports and the Australian Criminal Reports. Admitted in all jurisdictions in Australia and appears regularly in cases interstate, particularly New South Wales and Tasmania. Victorian Bar, Law Reform Committee, Panel Member Specialist in Traffic Law. Member of Military Law Bar. Special Forces Officer Australian Army; qualified (inter alia) parachutist (static and free fall), diver, demolitions expert, radio operator, machine gunner, weaponry instructor, small craft, medic, roping, climbing, unarmed combat, Platoon Commander, Intelligence Officer, Public Relations Officer and Staff Officer. Transferred to Legal Corp Army 1992. Transferred to Royal Australian Navy Legal Panel in 2002. Duties: Discipline Law, Administrative Law, Boards of Inquiry, Command Advice and Operations Law. Legal Interests: International Criminal Law, International Maritime Law and Military Law. Community Interests: Honorary Counsel Australian Bravery Association, Member of Discipline Appeals Tribunal Vic Football Federation; DAT Member Southern Metropolitan Region VFL. Member of Human Rights Committee, Victorian Bar.
AWASM (Mining Eng), LLB (Melb), LLM (Mon), LLM (ANU), GDipMilLaw (Melb), GDipIntLaw (Melb)
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