Darren practiced as a solicitor for three years with one year in the Gippsland area performing mainly advocacy work.From 1988 - 1990 he was employed by Judge Hassett at the County Court as a Judges' Associate. During that time he also performed research work with other County Court Judges for the Sentencing Manual.In 1990 Darren signed the Bar Roll and read with Mr Howard Mason. In 2001 Darren became a Mentor to his first reader, Mr Russell Stubbs. Since Russell, Darren has had a further 3 Readers. Darren practices solely in the areas of Family Law and DeFacto Property Law. On April 2002 he became an accredited Arbitrator on the List of Arbitrators kept by the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators. Darren also lectures at Victoria University in relation to legal aspects affecting the fitness industry and profession.Darren is on the Reader's List Committee and he is also Secretary to the Family Law Bar Association.