AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Coronial Inquests
Criminal Law
(including regulatory prosecutions)
Commissions of Inquiry
Parole Review and related review hearings
Workplace Health and Safety
Disciplinary Tribunals
ADMISSIONS & APPOINTMENTS
Admitted as a Solicitor 1989 (NSW)
Admitted to the Bar 2014 (NSW)
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Coronial Inquests, Criminal Law (including regulatory prosecutions), Commissions of Inquiry, Parole Review and related review hearings, Workplace Health and Safety, Disciplinary Tribunals
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
Peter began his career in trade practices and intellectual property litigation at Ashurst (then Blake Dawson Waldron), before moving to criminal law with the State DPP in late 1993. From 1999 to early 2010 Peter appeared mainly in District Court criminal jury trials as an advocate for the DPP; also appearing in numerous sentences, complex committals for serious criminal offences, appeals from the Local Court and bail applications in the Supreme Court.

From 2010 to 2014, as a solicitor advocate, Peter appeared as Counsel Assisting the NSW State and Deputy State Coroners in numerous inquests, including suspected homicides, deaths during police operations and in custody, rail and road accidents, hospital deaths and suspected self-harm inquests. He appeared as junior Counsel Assisting in several high-profile matters. He continues to appear as Counsel Assisting in various inquests. He also has experience in regulatory prosecutions for a variety of clients, and medical prosecutions, and has appeared before the State Parole Authority, Serious Offenders Review Council and in Correctional Centre hearings.
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It has a strong tradition of offering the highest standards of practice.
The chambers consists of 3 Senior Counsel and 12 Junior Counsel, who between them have considerable expertise in most areas of the law. Our barristers practise in a broad range of areas and jurisdictions. They have the expertise and experience to appear in and advise on a wide range of matters.

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