I am happy to discuss potential new matters.
I accept briefs from solicitors and in-house counsel nationally. Before sending me a brief, please contact me so that I can check for conflicts and confirm my availability.
We do not have a clerk system in Western Australia. Please contact me directly on 0417 921 300.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, frequently. Typically I am able to offer fixed fees for advice, discrete pieces of work, and trials. Fixed fees may be less suitable for protracted and contentious litigation as it can be difficult to define the scope of work.
No. I am unable to offer either of these.
My rates vary depending on the nature and complexity of the work. For rates on a specific matter, please contact me.
All of my time-billed invoices are detailed and itemised.
No. As I am an expert in my specialised fields I am able to give accurate estimates up front. If you have a particular budget simply let me know. I keep contemporaneous electronic time records for all matters. This allows me to notify you before I exceed any agreed sum.
I am happy to accept direct briefs from in-house counsel and often provide advice on a direct basis. Litigation under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 (WA) is civil in nature. The Courts require a solicitor on the record to instruct counsel. I work with many solicitors and can provide recommendations.
Sometimes. The roles of solicitors and barristers are different. When solicitors and barristers work well together, there is no duplication and each can focus on their respective strengths. This can result in the best outcomes for you. For more information see the advantages of having a barrister and a solicitor.
Occasionally. In limited circumstances legal aid is available for matters under the federal Proceeds of Crime Act. Legal aid is not available for matters under the Criminal Property Confiscation Act. I am on the Civil, Serious Indictable, and Criminal Appeals panels.
Most of my briefs are electronic, at least in the first instance. For more information on preparing hard copy and electronic briefs, please review my tips for writing an effective brief to barristers.