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How much experience do you have in this area?

I became a solicitor in Australia in 1992 before becoming a barrister in NSW. I became a barrister in England and Wales in 2018.

I have experience in the following areas of law:

  • Commercial
  • Building & Construction
  • Insurance
  • Planning & Development
  • Property and strata matters
  • Professional negligence
  • Tax disputes
  • Transport
  • Arbitration, International Arbitration, Security of Payments claims and judicial review

I  am a registered foreign lawyer with the Singapore Commercial Courts (SICC). I am also a fellow of a number of international commercial organisations, and an arbitrator on the AIAC and THAC panels.

I hold an APEC travel card, allowing me visa free entry for business in most of the countries in the APEC group: including China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Canada.

Legal Expertise

My practice focuses on all aspects of building, engineering and construction law – domestic and international.  I act in “traditional” building disputes such as those about building contracts, consultants contracts, building defects, variations, delays and technical issues.

My busy practice extends to commercial litigation dealing with issues affecting the building and construction industry, such as certifier & building consultant negligence, latent defects in buildings and losses suffered, development contracts, insurance disputes, property rights disputes, contract claims and associated planning issues – as well as disputes arising from joint ventures, shareholder agreements, partnering projects, directors & officers liability, related insolvency & corporate restructuring and financing disputes.

I appear as a barrister in courts and tribunals, as well as in arbitrations, mediations, adjudications and as a neutral evaluator.

I have a particular interest in international arbitration.  I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a panel arbitrator with the Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) and the Asian Internaitonal Arbitration Center, based in Malaysia (FAiAC).

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