As a national military compensation expert, I help veterans who have been injured as a result of their service get the best outcomes they need and deserve—for themselves, their families and their future.
I’ve been a lawyer for more than 30 years, and I specialise in Department of Veterans’ Affairs legislation and statutory compensation schemes. I’m proud to have been acknowledged as the top legal advocate for victims of abuse in the military.
I was raised to believe in helping people, no matter what their background or personal circumstances are, and to try to make a difference for the wellbeing of others. Simply put, I want to improve my clients’ lives.
Many of my clients have significant psychological injuries and cannot represent themselves in their legal dealings. I am here to fight your battles.
I know that I need to earn my clients’ respect. When you deal with me, you’ll see that I don’t beat around the bush. I am upfront from the beginning and my clients know what they get when they speak to me.
Professional Qualifications and Admissions
- 2002 - Accredited Specialist in Compensation Law, Queensland Law Society
- 1988 - Admitted, High Court and Federal Court of Australia
- 1987 - Admitted, Supreme Court of Queensland
- Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Queensland University of Technology
- 1983 - Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
- 2008 - Present, Slater and Gordon
- 1994 - 2008, Queensland Law Group
- 1987 - 1994, various law firms including: Quinlan, Miller and Treston, Crowley and Greenhalgh and Purvis Duncan
Memberships and Associations
- Queensland Law Society
- Australian Lawyers Association
- Queensland Pro Bono Lawyers Network
- Associate Member - Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans Association Inc
- Honorary Member - Victims of Abuse in the Australian Defence Force Association Inc
- Multiple Senate enquiry appearances
- Numerous successful High, Federal and Supreme Court cases
- Main advocate for establishment of The Defence Abuse Reparation (DART) scheme
- Multiple appearances on programs such as 4 Corners, The Project and the 7.30 Report