CHTREPRO_robes_6869_1.jpg - largeWelcome to my homepage.
I am an experienced commercial barrister and member of the Victorian Bar. 
I practice in all areas of commercial law, with a particular interest and expertise in trade practices and competition law, corporations and securities law,  property law, contract and equity and trusts.
My recent matters include:
  • appearing as Junior Counsel at trial in the Supreme Court in an easement dispute between the RSPCA and its neighbour 
  • appearing as Counsel at trial in the County Court in a dispute concerning unpaid real estate commission (currently on appeal)  
  • appearing as Junior Counsel at trial in the Supreme Court in a large class action proceeding brought by Timbercorp growers against Timbercorp and its directors (currently on appeal)
  • appearing as Junior Counsel at trial in the Supreme Court in a civil penalty proceeding brought ASIC against a former AWB officer.

I am currently briefed in a Supreme Court proceeding concerning a large and complex trusts dispute between members of a Chinese-Malaysian family.


About me

At undergraduate level, I completed a combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree at Monash University in 1999.  Between 2001 and 2003, I obtained a Master of Laws at  Melbourne University achieving Second Class Honours results.
Before coming to the Bar, I worked as a commercial lawyer and litigator at leading law firms Corrs Chambers Westgarth (where I completed my Articles) and Slater & Gordon.
Aside from my practice as a barrister, from time to time, I contribute commercial law articles to Law Journals.  I have also been on the board of Springvale Monash Legal Service and was recently a member of the Victorian Bar Council.