Areas of Practice:

Administrative Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Building & Construction
Equity & Property
Family Law
Inquests, Commissions & Tribunals                           
Personal Injury & Negligence
Successions & Trusts

Peter has appeared in Guder & Ors v Minister for Immigration & Anor and in Hodson and Holloway. He accepts briefs in all areas of law in addition to migration and family law.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Peter was a legal officer at the Department of Immigration in the Litigation and Refugee and Humanitarian sections.

In his work in Litigation Section, Peter advised on over 200 matters in the Federal Courts, notably appeal cases SZMOK v Minister for Immigration and SZNSP v Minister for Immigration. He also advised on merits review of character and citizenship matters in the AAT.  

In Refugee and Humanitarian Section, Peter lead the legal advising for refugee decision making. He conducted refugee law training nationally, for primary decision makers and executives of the Department.

Peter's experience includes; discrimination, family and, criminal law. He was awarded the Gross Prize for Human Rights Law during university studies.

Recent Cases:

Appeared unlead against senior counsel in R v Gatt (No 6) [2018] NSWSC 487:
Precedent that settlement negotiations (including criminal) can have client legal privilege.

"When they wrote the letters his solicitors were thus undoubtedly acting for him and providing him with their professional services in relation to the then pending criminal proceedings on that charge, by advancing arguments by which they sought to persuade the prosecutor, to accept his pleas to lesser charges."