Joel has a background in public law and a strong interest in corporate and government accountability.
Joel started his legal career with the Australian Government Solicitor, where he advised Commonwealth government agencies on public law issues. He then spent almost two years working as an advisor to the Office of the Solomon Islands Ombudsman, through the Australian Government’s ‘Australian Volunteers for International Development’ program, building the office’s capacity to investigate maladministration in the Solomon Islands public sector. Joel has also worked as a policy officer with the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, assisting with reform initiatives in areas including corporate crime, and as a solicitor in King Wood Mallesons’s dispute resolution practice.
Joel focused on international development and white-collar crime in his Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University. As part of his master’s, Joel interned with the World Bank’s Integrity Vice-Presidency, where he helped prosecute companies for fraud and corruption relating to Bank-financed projects.
Joel enjoys foreign languages and has volunteered as a translator for several NGOs.
Professional Qualifications and Admissions
- Admitted, Supreme Court of NSW (2012)
- Bachelor of Laws (Hons I), University of Sydney
- Master of Laws, Georgetown University (Menzies Scholar)
- 2019 - Present, Slater and Gordon Lawyers
- 2018-2019, Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department
- 2017-2018, King Wood Mallesons
- 2016, University of Sydney and University of NSW (sessional lecturer, constitutional law)
- 2014-2015, Office of the Solomon Islands Ombudsman (Australian Volunteers for International Development program)
- 2011-2014, Australian Government Solicitor