Clients expect me to fill a number of roles for them including:
- Trusted commercial adviser
- Expert legal adviser
- Contributor to decision making
In order to effectively perform these roles my approach is to compile a comprehensive understanding of the client’s business, their objectives and commercial constraints.
This process is essential background to enable me to design the project so that it delivers an outcome that is commercially practical and cost efficient.
The best solutions to legal questions do not come from simply applying legal principles to a situation that is not understood with great clarity.
Often, I am able to add value to clients’ businesses through identifying new opportunities for them and providing access to a quality network of connections both in Australia and overseas.
My expertise is in the fields of corporate and commercial law with a special emphasis in public and private mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets.
The clients who benefit from this expertise operate in a wide variety of industries including property, private equity, technology, manufacturing, retail, financial and professional services and media and entertainment.
BComm LLB (Hons) – University of Auckland
New Modern Slavery Reporting Requirements in Australia - Is Your Direct Selling Business Prepared?
23 April 2019
On January 1 2019, the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the MSA) came into effect.
The MSA requires reporting entities to prepare annual Modern Slavery Statements (Statements). These Statements are to be lodged with the relevant Minister and will be recorded on a register and accessible publicly.
Offers of settlement and costs implications in defamation proceedings
12 April 2019
Amidst the anticipation of the verdict in defamation trials, little publicity is given to the issue of costs. However, the issue of costs should not be overlooked – as will be discussed, a party’s conduct leading up to and during the proceedings may influence the type of costs orders which are made and therefore the amount of costs they pay.
Are media companies responsible for defamatory Facebook comments made by third parties? NSWSC to decide in 'novel' case
11 April 2019
The New South Wales Supreme Court is currently considering whether media companies who operate Facebook pages are liable for defamatory comments left on their posts. In doing so, the Court will look at competing authorities from interstate and overseas in order to decide whether such comments are “published” by the companies merely by virtue of the fact that the content has appeared on their social media feeds.