Barrister at Law
Admitted to practice on 22 April 1972.
Areas of Interest
Advocacy, Mediation, Arbitration including International Commercial Arbitration, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance, Environmental Law including International Environmental Law.
University of Sydney Law School:
PhD candidature acceptance pending.
Master of Laws - LLM (Hons 1 eq.) 2013:
- International Commercial Arbitration
- International Environmental Law
- Mediation Theory
- Environmental Law in the Asia/Pacific Region
- International Law II
- Business in China
- Environmentally Sustainable Business
- Global Resources Law
Diploma in Law 1972.
Diploma in Criminology 1978.
Murdoch University Law School (Perth Western Australia).
Post Graduate Certificate in Construction Law:
- Dispute Resolution in the Construction and Resources Industry
- Construction Law
- Construction Claims Law
Bond University (Queensland).
Post Graduate Certificate in Family Dispute Resolution.
Harvard University (USA)
Mediation and Negotiation Program.
Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA).
Completed Mediation theory and skills program
Accredited Mediator with IAMA.
National Dispute Resolution Advisory Council (Australia).
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom).
International Commercial Arbitration modules 1, 2 and 3.
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Completed the International Company Directors Program in Abu Dhabi.
American Bar Association
International Bar Association
New South Wales Bar Association
Accredited Mediator, Arbitrator and Expert Determiner.
Supreme Court of New South Wales
Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory
District Court of New South Wales.
Local Court of New South Wales
Articles and Papers
Termination for Convenience Clauses in Construction Contracts.
Setting Aside Arbitral Awards under the Commercial Arbitration Act 1985.
Quantum Meruit Claims in Construction Contracts.
Joinder of Third Parties in International Commercial Arbitration.
Climate Change and its affect on the Small Island State of Tuvalu.
Critical Analysis of the Alien Torts Claims Act 1789 (USA).
The Entrenchment of Mediation in Dispute Resolution Processes.
The Equity Joint Venture in Foreign Direct Investment in China.
Critical Analysis of the Constraints of Ratified Treaties Becoming Law in Australia.
Policy Development for the Recognition of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Resources Rich, Developing State of Liberia.
The Need for an International Environmental Court.
States’ Liability in Respect of the Impact on Climate Change from the Burning of Fossil Fuels.
Occasional Lecturer in Mediation and Arbitration and International Commercial Arbitration in the LLM degree at Sydney University Law School and in the MBA and LLM degrees at University of Technology Sydney.
Frequent lecturer at seminars on mediation and arbitration at the Law Society of New South Wales and Regional Law Societies.
Edinburgh (June 2013): ‘International Law, History and the Development of Sovereign Claims and the Development of Oil and Gas in the Timor Sea: Lessons to be Learned from the Montara Oil Spill on Safety and Sustainability.’
Beef Cattle breeding and sustainable farming and grazing practices.
Portrait painting in oils.
My specialty at the Bar is advocacy particularly in the area of environmental law.
I have advised on and I have drafted legislative instruments for the implementation of policy in the area of land development and environmental law.
I have engaged in mediation and arbitration on numerous occasions both as mediator, arbitrator or as advocate for parties engaged in those processes.
My interest in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) flows from the recognition, that CSR should be defined, understood, known to, or conveyed with certainty to, local and multinational corporations as an important consideration by States and other authorities in the granting of consents, licenses, permits, leases and property rights for the exploitation of resources or in respect of other business or industrial undertakings.
Responsible environmental awareness, planning and implementation are important elements of CSR for governments and corporations alike.
My interest in Corporate Governance flows from the requirement of corporate good governance for the purpose of the implementation of responsible corporate policy including CSR.
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