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 a wide range of public law issues. He then spent almost two years working as an advisor to the Office of the Solomon Islands Ombudsman, building the office’s capacity to investigate maladministration in the Solomon Islands public sector (He took this assignment through the Australian Government’s ‘Australian Volunteers for International Development’ aid initiative). Joel has also worked as a policy officer with the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department assisting on reform initiatives in areas including corporate crime.
Joel also has private sector experience with King Wood Mallesons’s Dispute Resolution practice, where he assisted on commercial litigation and international arbitration matters.
Joel focused on international development and white-collar crime in his Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University. As part of his master’s studies, 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)
- 2018 - Present, Slater and Gordon
- 2014 - 2018, Goodman Group Lawyers