I am a specialist barrister with expertise in Proceeds of Crime, Criminal Property Confiscation, financial crime and related areas.
I practice nationally from Francis Burt Chambers in Perth, Western Australia.
I have a methodical approach and I recognise the devil is in the detail. At every stage I consider what action, if any, will advance the client's interests. I enjoy using technology in order to work more efficiently.
Immediately prior to being called to the bar I was inaugural Deputy Counsel for the Australian Federal Police, with responsibility for litigation under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth) in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
A highlight of my time at the Australian Federal Police was working with the FBI, US Internal Revenue and the US Attorneys. I successfully oversaw the forfeiture of gold and silver bullion contributing to a total forfeiture of US$24 million, some of which is pictured.
I was presented with a US Attorney's Award by the then US Ambassador to Australia, his Excellency Jeffrey Bleich, pictured.
Chief Justice's Prize
I joined Francis Burt Chambers as a barrister in 2014, after graduating from the University of Western Australia in 2002.
In 2014 I completed the Bar Readers' Course and the Australian Bar Association's Trial Advocacy program.
As well as receiving a prize for equal best performance in the advocacy program, I received the Chief Justice's prize for the best performed reader overall.
Most of my cases are interesting. I have a personal interest in motor vehicles and recovering them for their owners is particularly rewarding.
On one occasion I had a freezing notice cancelled for my client approximately two weeks after it was issued. As a result my client was quickly back behind the wheel of his Mercedes-AMG C 63, similar to the one pictured.