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Rebekah Bassano

Rebekah was called to the Bar in 2021. Before coming to the Bar, Rebekah practiced as a solicitor for over 18 Years: Originally being admitted as a legal practitioner in Tasmania in 2003; Then, after moving to Far North Queensland in 2006, she worked in a range of roles from Associate in a large firm in Cairns to Principal Solicitor…

Rebekah Bassano

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Crime
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Estate Law
  • Family Law
  • Inquests & Inquiries
  • Personal Injuries and Health Law

Overview

Rebekah was called to the Bar in 2021.

Before coming to the Bar, Rebekah practiced as a solicitor for over 18 Years:

  • Originally being admitted as a legal practitioner in Tasmania in 2003;
  • Then, after moving to Far North Queensland in 2006, she worked in a range of roles from Associate in a large firm in Cairns to Principal Solicitor at an Indigenous legal service;
  • in 2014, Rebekah established her own practice which she successfully ran until she decided to come to the Bar.

​Rebekah’s experience as a solicitor uniquely informs her practice as a barrister.

The areas of law Rebekah accepts briefs include:

  • Family Law
  • Child Protection
  • Domestic and Family Violence
  • All types of Civil Matters (including alternative dispute resolution avenues including Mediation and Arbitration)
  • Estate Litigation
  • Criminal
  • Inquests and Inquiries

Rebekah has extensive experience acting as an Independent Children’s Lawyer and Separate Representative (Child Protection matters).

Rebekah practices in all jurisdictions and is available, in addition to regionally based matters, to appear in Courts and Tribunals based in South East Queensland and interstate (especially New South Wales).

Rebekah is also a NMAS qualified Mediator and Arbitrator.

Raymond Bull

Ray has been practicing since 2005 and was called to the Bar in 2020. Previously, Ray had an extensive career as a solicitor specialising in Personal Injuries.  Ray has particular interests in Workers Compensation, CTP Claims and Abuse Law. Ray is also a qualified and experienced Court Appointed Costs Assessor, having been registered with the Supreme Court of Queensland since…

Raymond Bull

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative & Public Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Inquests & Inquiries
  • Personal Injuries and Health Law

Overview

Ray has been practicing since 2005 and was called to the Bar in 2020.

Previously, Ray had an extensive career as a solicitor specialising in Personal Injuries.  Ray has particular interests in Workers Compensation, CTP Claims and Abuse Law.

Ray is also a qualified and experienced Court Appointed Costs Assessor, having been registered with the Supreme Court of Queensland since December 2012.

Ray holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting and Finance (Honours) from Griffith University.

Ray’s experience includes:

Acting for plaintiffs in personal injury litigation, including motor vehicle accidents/CTP, public liability, workers’ compensation claims and institutional abuse;

Providing legal and forensic costing expertise and services to the legal, accounting, and insolvency industries;

Acting for applicants in the field of representative proceedings (class actions) and product liability litigation including in relation to transvaginal mesh representative proceedings litigated in the Federal Court of Australia.

Richard Douglas KC

Richard specialises in insurance, common law and statutory liability, commercial law, real property and confiscation of criminal profits. He is a nationally accredited mediator and has mediated over 700 disputes in all spheres of the law. He has been in private practice as a barrister in Brisbane since 1982 and took silk in 1998. He has appeared in many leading…

Richard Douglas KC

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative & Public Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Crime
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Inquests & Inquiries
  • Personal Injuries and Health Law
  • Property Law

Overview

Richard specialises in insurance, common law and statutory liability, commercial law, real property and confiscation of criminal profits. He is a nationally accredited mediator and has mediated over 700 disputes in all spheres of the law.

He has been in private practice as a barrister in Brisbane since 1982 and took silk in 1998.

He has appeared in many leading cases construing the pre-procedural and civil liability legislation of Queensland and was co-Senior Counsel assisting the Queensland Public Hospitals Commission of Inquiry conducted by the Honourable Geoffrey Davies AO.

Richard is Chair of the Bar Association of Queensland’s General Litigation Committee. From 2009 to 2011, he was President of the Bar Association of Queensland, a Director of the Law Council of Australia and Member of the Board of the Australian Bar Association. Prior appointments also include Chair of a stakeholder reference group appointed by the Queensland Attorney General, which reported to the Queensland Government as to options available to homogenise Queensland pre-proceeding personal injury process regimes.

Richard is a joint author of Annotated Civil Liability Legislation Queensland published by LexisNexis and a joint author of and principal contributor to Civil Liability Australia, a national loose-leaf and electronic LexisNexis service, each addressing the Ipp legislation in the states and territories. He is also a member of the editorial board and contributor to the Civil Liability newsletter, also published by LexisNexis.

In 2014, the Australian Insurance Law Association awarded Richard its annual Insurance Law Prize.

Adrian Duffy

Adrian Duffy KC

Adrian was admitted to the Bar in 1997, having before that practised for some 14 years as a solicitor, most of which time he was a partner in one of the prominent national firms. He took silk in 2015. He is a member of Hemmant’s List and has chambers in Brisbane and Perth. He holds a Master of Laws from…

Adrian Duffy

Adrian Duffy KC

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Native Title Law
  • Resources, Construction & Infrastructure Law

Overview

Adrian was admitted to the Bar in 1997, having before that practised for some 14 years as a solicitor, most of which time he was a partner in one of the prominent national firms. He took silk in 2015.

He is a member of Hemmant’s List and has chambers in Brisbane and Perth. He holds a Master of Laws from the University of Queensland.

His practice extends to a broad range of commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation, including Admiralty, maritime and aviation law, industrial and employment law, commercial and professional indemnity insurance, infrastructure and resources.

He has long experience in international and domestic arbitration, mostly as legal representative for parties, but including as arbitrator. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of ACICA, a panel member of AMTAC and of ICC Australia and a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association and has acted in a number of maritime arbitrations conducted in London by arbitrators appointed under LMAA Rules. He is also a member of ICCA and has acted in arbitrations conducted under a number of other regimes, including ICC Rules.

He has served on and chaired many professional committees and delivered a number of papers on a variety of areas of law. He is presently a member of the International Committee of the Australian Bar Association and of the International Law and Professional Conduct Committees of the Queensland Bar.

He is listed in Doyle’s Guide as one of the Leading Transport Barristers in Australia and as one of the Leading Employment & WHS Barristers in Queensland.

 

William Evans

William Evans joined the bar in October 2021 following a 13-year career as a solicitor practicing in commercial litigation. Prior to being called to the bar, William worked for 13 years as a commercial litigation solicitor at a leading Townsville firm. As a solicitor, William enjoyed a broad commercial practice with particular emphasis on litigation and advisory work in the…

William Evans

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Property Law
  • Resources, Construction & Infrastructure Law

Overview

William Evans joined the bar in October 2021 following a 13-year career as a solicitor practicing in commercial litigation.

Prior to being called to the bar, William worked for 13 years as a commercial litigation solicitor at a leading Townsville firm.

As a solicitor, William enjoyed a broad commercial practice with particular emphasis on litigation and advisory work in the fields of contract, building, insolvency, consumer law and property.

William continues these interests at the bar.

William is an experienced litigator, regularly appearing in both State and Federal jurisdictions.

Emma Fitzgerald

As a solicitor, Emma spending 8 years working in Government and Private Practice in defendant insurance litigation representing insurers in both personal injuries and property damage litigation.  She then went on to establish the Financial Abuse Prevention team at a Queensland community legal service. Emma has been at the bar since April 2021.  She has a broad practice in what…

Emma Fitzgerald

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative & Public Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Estate Law
  • Family Law
  • Inquests & Inquiries
  • Personal Injuries and Health Law
  • Taxation Law

Overview

As a solicitor, Emma spending 8 years working in Government and Private Practice in defendant insurance litigation representing insurers in both personal injuries and property damage litigation.  She then went on to establish the Financial Abuse Prevention team at a Queensland community legal service.

Emma has been at the bar since April 2021.  She has a broad practice in what she calls ‘human’ law – including personal injuries, insurance, consumer law, abuse law, guardianship, wills & probate, family law and domestic violence.

Emma is regularly briefed to appear both led and unled in State and Federal Courts.

Emma is a proud single mum and mental health advocate and regularly speaks about her experience.

If you believe Emma can assist you or your clients, are interested in coming to the bar, or ever feel the need to phone a friend – Emma warmly welcomes a phone call or a visit to the Hemmant’s List Centre for a cup of tea.

Rachel Hew

Rachel was called to the Private Bar in October 2023. Prior to being called to the bar, Rachel: was employed as a solicitor at Legal Aid Queensland for some 7 years (criminal law and child protection); was an Associate to His Honour Judge Brendan Butler AM SC in the District Court in 2016; and lived in the Hague as part…

Rachel Hew

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative & Public Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Crime
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Family Law
  • Inquests & Inquiries
  • Personal Injuries and Health Law

Overview

Rachel was called to the Private Bar in October 2023.

Prior to being called to the bar, Rachel:

  • was employed as a solicitor at Legal Aid Queensland for some 7 years (criminal law and child protection);
  • was an Associate to His Honour Judge Brendan Butler AM SC in the District Court in 2016; and
  • lived in the Hague as part of the prosecution team for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

She holds a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Criminology) from the University of Queensland. She was the winner of the University of Queensland Law Society Medal for Outstanding Achievement for her graduating class.

Rachel was also a finalist in the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ) Emergent Woman Lawyer of the Year Award in 2017.

Rachel accepts briefs in all areas of criminal law, domestic violence, family law and child protection as well as personal injuries and coronial inquests.  She also accepts briefs for applications in the Supreme Court pursuant to the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act (2003).

Rachel is experienced in representing some of the most vulnerable people in the State. In addition to her courtroom advocacy experience, Rachel has a particular interest in mental health law, having appeared in over one hundred Mental Health Review Tribunal hearings for Forensic Order reviews, treatment authority reviews, fitness for trial applications and electro-convulsive therapy applications, routinely involving the cross-examination of medical experts.

Rachel has also previously worked as a research assistant for the University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law in the area of immigration and refugee law. Rachel has extensive advocacy experience. As counsel, she regularly runs criminal law jury trials and summary trials (unled) as well as family law trials and defended interim hearings, child protection trials and domestic violence hearings (all unled).

Reimen Hii

Reimen is a barrister and nationally accredited mediator. He has a broad generalist practice which includes commercial litigation, administrative law, family law, property law, and human rights. He predominantly focuses on commercial and international disputes. Before being called to the Bar, Reimen worked as an associate at a leading international insurance law firm. He has also worked as a lawyer…

Reimen Hii

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative & Public Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Inquests & Inquiries
  • Personal Injuries and Health Law

Overview

Reimen is a barrister and nationally accredited mediator. He has a broad generalist practice which includes commercial litigation, administrative law, family law, property law, and human rights. He predominantly focuses on commercial and international disputes.

Before being called to the Bar, Reimen worked as an associate at a leading international insurance law firm. He has also worked as a lawyer at a boutique Brisbane commercial litigation firm, as a registrar of the Supreme Court of Tonga, at a top-tier national firm, as a judge’s associate, and as a legal officer at a UN-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia.

Reimen is a member of the Bar Association of Queensland’s human rights committee; he also a member of the Australian Lawyers for Human Right’s Queensland committee and Business & Human Rights subcommittee. He was awarded the Australian Young Lawyer of the Year in 2019 by the Law Council of Australia.

Reimen is also a member of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association.

Kevin Holyoak

Kevin Holyoak

Kevin has a practice which has a strong focus on insurance work and all allied areas including statutory and equitable issues. He has been in private practice as a barrister in Brisbane since 1991. Areas of practice in which Kevin is briefed also include: APPELLATE AGRIBUSINESS MEDIATORS COMMERCIAL CORONIAL INQUESTS & COMMISSIONS OF INQUIRY PERSONAL INJURIES PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE REGULATORY TRIBUNALS…

Kevin Holyoak

Kevin Holyoak

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Inquests & Inquiries
  • Personal Injuries and Health Law
  • Taxation Law

Overview

Kevin has a practice which has a strong focus on insurance work and all allied areas including statutory and equitable issues. He has been in private practice as a barrister in Brisbane since 1991.

Areas of practice in which Kevin is briefed also include:

  • APPELLATE
  • AGRIBUSINESS
  • MEDIATORS
  • COMMERCIAL
  • CORONIAL INQUESTS & COMMISSIONS OF INQUIRY
  • PERSONAL INJURIES
  • PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE
  • REGULATORY TRIBUNALS
  • INSURANCE
  • WORKCOVER
  • EMPLOYMENT & INDUSTRIAL
  • SUPERANNUATION
  • TOTAL PERMANENT DISABILITY CLAIMS
  • CONTRACT
  • MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE
  • SPORTS LAW
  • OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY
  • PRODUCT LIABILITY
  • TORTS (OTHER THAN PERSONAL INJURIES)
  • VETERANS’ ENTITLEMENTS
  • EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DISCRIMINATION

Kevin is briefed by a number of law firms that act for commercial insurers and also is briefed by Crown Law.

Kevin’s practice also includes advising local government bodies (LGM Queensland).

Kevin has acted as a mediator in a wide range of matters.

He also regularly appears in all Queensland Courts.

Kevin has an interest in veterans entitlements and is interested in developing his practice in that respect also.

William Isdale

William was called to the Bar in May 2023. Prior to being called to the Bar, William worked: as an Associate at a top tier law firm (focusing on commercial and regulatory work for financial services clients), and as a Senior Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission (working on the Corporations and Financial Services Inquiry). William has a…

William Isdale

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative & Public Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Estate Law
  • Inquests & Inquiries
  • Property Law
  • Taxation Law

Overview

William was called to the Bar in May 2023.

Prior to being called to the Bar, William worked:

  • as an Associate at a top tier law firm (focusing on commercial and regulatory work for financial services clients), and
  • as a Senior Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission (working on the Corporations and Financial Services Inquiry).

William has a broad civil practice, with a focus on commercial and regulatory matters. He appears in all State and Federal Courts and Tribunals.

Previously he has served as an Associate to the Hon. Justice Dowsett AM on the Federal Court of Australia, and before that to Commissioner Graeme Neate AM on the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and Industrial Court of Queensland.

William holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Queensland, a LLM in International Financial and Commercial Law from King’s College London, and a PhD in Law from the University of Queensland.

He was the recipient of the Holt Prize in 2021 for his PhD thesis, which has since been published as a book by The Federation Press.

Llewellyn Judd

Before coming to the Bar, Llewellyn was a solicitor at several leading mid-tier firms in Sydney and Brisbane practising in their liability insurance and corporate recovery teams. In his varying capacities, Llewellyn’s responsibilities included the management of high-volume recovery actions and large-scale multi-party litigation. At the Bar, Llewellyn has a broad civil practice that encompasses commercial law, personal and corporate…

Llewellyn Judd

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Estate Law
  • Inquests & Inquiries
  • Personal Injuries and Health Law
  • Property Law
  • Taxation Law

Overview

Before coming to the Bar, Llewellyn was a solicitor at several leading mid-tier firms in Sydney and Brisbane practising in their liability insurance and corporate recovery teams. In his varying capacities, Llewellyn’s responsibilities included the management of high-volume recovery actions and large-scale multi-party litigation.

At the Bar, Llewellyn has a broad civil practice that encompasses commercial law, personal and corporate insolvency law, class actions, competition and consumer law, professional negligence law, succession law, taxation debt recoveries, insurance and personal injury law, both Queensland and New South Wales.

Llewellyn has appeared on trials and applications in the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Courts of Queensland and New South Wales, all other state courts of Queensland and New South Wales, and the civil and administrative tribunals of Queensland and New South Wales. He has appeared as junior counsel on appeals to the intermediate appellate courts of Queensland and New South Wales.

On numerous occasions, Llewellyn has represented parties at mediation and in other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Llewellyn is admitted to the High Court of Australia.

Trudy

Trudy Naylor

Trudy was called to the Bar in 2017 after practising as a solicitor for over 19 years, 10 years of which she was a Partner at McCullough Robertson.  As a barrister, she continues to focus on her previous practice areas of insurance advisory and litigation, and wills and estate litigation. Trudy was a WorkCover Queensland panel lawyer for over 8…

Trudy

Trudy Naylor

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Estate Law
  • Inquests & Inquiries
  • Personal Injuries and Health Law

Overview

Trudy was called to the Bar in 2017 after practising as a solicitor for over 19 years, 10 years of which she was a Partner at McCullough Robertson.  As a barrister, she continues to focus on her previous practice areas of insurance advisory and litigation, and wills and estate litigation.

Trudy was a WorkCover Queensland panel lawyer for over 8 years and has also acted for a range of Australian and international insurers, insurance brokers, banks, financial planners and private clients.

Trudy advises on a broad range of insurance matters including directors’ and officers’ liability, professional indemnity, workers’ compensation, public and products liability, medical indemnity and indemnity disputes.

Trudy also has a particular interest in will, estate and trust litigation, including family provision applications and solemn form probate proceedings.  She advises and appears for individuals, charities, trustee companies, lawyers, accountants and financial advisers in this area.

Trudy has been recognised as Leading Wills and Estates Litigation Junior Counsel – Queensland (Recommended) every year since 2019.  Trudy was again recently recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a recommended Estate Litigation Junior Counsel in August 2023.

Ben O’Sullivan

Mr Ben O’Sullivan was called to the Queensland Bar in April 2021.  He has a broad commercial and civil practice, and a particular interest in insolvency and bankruptcy matters, professional negligence matters, director and shareholder disputes under the Corporations Act, and employment law. Previously, Ben practiced as a litigation solicitor for 6 years in boutique, national and international law firms,…

Ben O’Sullivan

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Taxation Law

Overview

Mr Ben O’Sullivan was called to the Queensland Bar in April 2021.  He has a broad commercial and civil practice, and a particular interest in insolvency and bankruptcy matters, professional negligence matters, director and shareholder disputes under the Corporations Act, and employment law.

Previously, Ben practiced as a litigation solicitor for 6 years in boutique, national and international law firms, specialising in:

  • Commercial disputes;
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy matters; and
  • Industrial relations and employment Law.

Ben has acted for both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of matters, including:

  • Acting for the plaintiff in Supreme Court Commercial List proceedings regarding alleged breach of contract and fiduciary duties in respect of a property development;
  • Acting for the respondent shareholder in “just and equitable” winding up application in the Federal Court;
  • Acting for a large SEQ water utility company in Federal Court proceedings concerning access to a water tower by a telecommunications company;
  • Acting for the plaintiff in a Supreme Court Commercial List matter regarding a partnership dispute in respect of multi-million dollar cane farms;
  • Acting for the defendant director of a corporate trustee in a claim resulting from the failure of a large Sunshine Coast property development;
  • Acting for a plaintiff property group against a large telecommunications company, alleging breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duties;
  • Acting for defendant directors in insolvent trading claims;
  • Acting for the respondent executor of a trust in proceedings seeking to remove that executor;
  • Representing employees and employers in unfair dismissal conciliation conferences in the Fair Work Commission;
  • Representing and assisting Queensland doctors regarding investigations, employment and regulatory issues, including unfair dismissal, breach of contract, employment and contract entitlements, investigations by AHPRA and OHO, and various restraint of trade matters;

Ben holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Arts (History) and Masters of Law (Commercial Litigation).  He is a member of the Commercial Law Association of Australia.

Joshua Pemberton

Joshua was called to the Bar in 2020, following more than eight years practice as a lawyer in senior positions (including Principal) in the Litigation Branch of the Queensland Department of Environment and Science. Joshua has a keen interest in the areas of white-collar and regulatory crime and administrative law, specifically judicial and merits review, having developed significant expertise in…

Joshua Pemberton

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative & Public Law
  • Appellate
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Inquests & Inquiries
  • Native Title Law
  • Property Law
  • Resources, Construction & Infrastructure Law

Overview

Joshua was called to the Bar in 2020, following more than eight years practice as a lawyer in senior positions (including Principal) in the Litigation Branch of the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

Joshua has a keen interest in the areas of white-collar and regulatory crime and administrative law, specifically judicial and merits review, having developed significant expertise in these areas throughout his career.  In this space, Joshua’s deep insight into in-house Government regulatory authorities, and their processes, places him in a unique position to achieve successful outcomes, both negotiated and in Court, for government and private clients.

Since coming to the Bar, Joshua has maintained a broad Public Law practice as well as regularly taking briefs in Criminal & Quasi-Criminal, Planning and Environment, Land and Property, and Commercial matters, often with a significant Public Law aspect.  Joshua regularly advises and appears for government and private sector clients across all Queensland and Federal jurisdictions.

In Public law recent experience includes:

  • Acting for a private client in a successful appeal in the Queensland Court of Appeal against the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission.
  • Acting for the State of Queensland in Judicial review proceedings that sought to challenge the Covid-19 ‘High-risk setting’ directive.
  • Advising the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation on matters involving the recent inquiry into the Star Casino operations in Queensland.
  • Acting for private clients in disciplinary matters in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
  • Acting for Government Departments in the Land Court in relation to valuation disputes and mining objections.
  • Advising a statutory authority on specific questions arising from the interaction between its licensing regime and the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld).
  • Acting for and advising a Local Council responding to a Native Title Claim involving complex extinguishment considerations.
  • Advised a private client on options for challenging a development approval under a local planning scheme in circumstances where the matter of the approval was attended with an error of law.
  • Advising various State Government Departments, Agencies, and private clients on statutory construction emanating from various Queensland and Federal enactments.

In Criminal and Quasi-Criminal Law recent experience includes:

  • Acting as a prosecutor for the Crown in a large complex indictable prosecution for offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld).
  • Acting as a prosecutor for the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) in a summary trial for 19 offences under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 (Qld) and the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 (Qld).
  • Acting for QFES as the respondent to an appeal against conviction under s 222 of the Justices Act 1886 (Qld) in the District Court and successfully resisting the appeal.
  • Advised private clients on matters of regulatory compliance in relation to the Planning Act 2016 (Qld), Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld), and Building Act 1975 (Qld).
  • Acting for a private client in negotiating a successful outcome regarding significant environmental non-compliance to avoid prosecution.
  • Acting for a private commercial entity defending a development offence under the Planning Act

In Civil disputes recent experience includes:

  • Acting for the State of Queensland in a contested Supreme Court application seeking further and better particulars in relation to a malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office suit against the State of Queensland and others.
  • Advising a private client on the application of ss 53 and 55 of the Property Law Act 1975 (Qld) to a ‘give and take’ agreement involving a large cattle property.
  • Acting for a private client in a simple private nuisance and trespass to land claim involving over-excavating land.
  • Acting for a private client in a complicated failed joint venture claim involving the operation of a regional hotel.
  • Advised a private client about constructive trusts in relation to jointly held real property.
Andrew Preston

Andrew Preston

Andrew conducts a diverse practice as a barrister with his base in Brisbane.  He was admitted to the bar on 15 May 1989 and has advised or acted in proceedings on behalf of and against the Commonwealth, the State of Queensland and its executive arms, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative bodies, corporations and individuals.  He has appeared in the…

Andrew Preston

Andrew Preston

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative & Public Law
  • Crime
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Family Law
  • Inquests & Inquiries
  • Native Title Law
  • Property Law

Overview

Andrew conducts a diverse practice as a barrister with his base in Brisbane.  He was admitted to the bar on 15 May 1989 and has advised or acted in proceedings on behalf of and against the Commonwealth, the State of Queensland and its executive arms, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representative bodies, corporations and individuals.  He has appeared in the High Court, Full Federal Court, Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court, Queensland Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Queensland, District Court, Land Court, Magistrates Court and in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Andrew has previously worked, in his capacity as a barrister, in various areas of the Crown Solicitors Office working in the Crown Law Office in various areas including general litigation and general advocacy appearing for the Crown in a range of matters including coronial inquiries, statutory compliance and enforcement prosecutions across a range of legislation, mental health appeals, professional disciplinary proceedings and child protection.

During this time he was seconded to the Commission of Inquiry into Possible Illegal activities and Associated Police Misconduct (Fitzgerald Inquiry).  Andrew also worked in the Policy and Legislation arm of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General as a Ministerial adviser and then on various amendments to the Criminal Code and Serious Violent Offenders legislation. He became the Executive Legal Consultant of the Native Title Law Branch before departing to work as the Principal Legal Officer for an Aboriginal Land Council.  He commenced practice at the private Bar in 2000.

Between February 2014 and March 2016, Andrew was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Solomon Islands and appeared at trial and on appeal for the tribal groups of Isabel successfully overturning a the registration of Torrens system title in a large mining corporation and having the land back placed in the hands of its traditional owners.

Andrew has been consistently recognised in Doyles Guide as a leading Native Title Junior Counsel – Australiawide since 2012.  Most recently he has been recognised in the 2022 rankings.

 

 

Bianca Stringer

Bianca Stringer is a barrister was called to the Bar in Queensland in October 2022, advancing a career focussed in the areas of Health Law, Regulatory Proceedings, and Public and Administration Law. Prior to coming to the Bar, Bianca: Was an Associate in a large National Law Firm (Health Law and Policy and Commercial Litigation divisions); Was an Associate (to…

Bianca Stringer

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative & Public Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Inquests & Inquiries
  • Personal Injuries and Health Law

Overview

Bianca Stringer is a barrister was called to the Bar in Queensland in October 2022, advancing a career focussed in the areas of Health Law, Regulatory Proceedings, and Public and Administration Law.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Bianca:

  • Was an Associate in a large National Law Firm (Health Law and Policy and Commercial Litigation divisions);
  • Was an Associate (to the Tribunal Deputy Presidents and Senior Members of the General Division) in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal;
  • Held senior leadership positions in the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency including in the registration and compliance divisions;
  • Was a Senior Registration Officer of the Office of the Medical Board of Queensland; and
  • Was a Senior Trust Officer with the Public Trustee of Queensland.

Bianca’s primary areas of interest are:

  • Health Law including disciplinary proceedings/regulatory tribunals;
  • Inquests & Inquiries;
  • Medical Negligence as well as general Personal Injuries;
  • Public and Administrative Law;
  • Institutional Abuse Claims; and
  • Statutory Investigations.

Bianca is also building a practice in Employment and Industrial Law.

Bianca holds a Statutory Board appointment; and undertakes pro bono work, including acting for families in Coronial Inquests through Caxton Legal Centre.

 

Jason Wang

Jason is a barrister and nationally accredited mediator. He was admitted to practice in 2019 and called to the Bar in 2022. Prior to the Bar, Jason worked in legal and financial roles across Australia, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom. Jason has a broad commercial practice and has represented lenders, private companies, and individuals in the Supreme Court of…

Jason Wang

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative & Public Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Inquests & Inquiries
  • Property Law
  • Taxation Law

Overview

Jason is a barrister and nationally accredited mediator. He was admitted to practice in 2019 and called to the Bar in 2022. Prior to the Bar, Jason worked in legal and financial roles across Australia, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom.

Jason has a broad commercial practice and has represented lenders, private companies, and individuals in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Federal Court of Australia. He has advised on cases in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and New Zealand.

Jason holds an MSc in Law and Finance from the University of Oxford, where he won the MLF Prize for Best Overall Performance. He also holds a Bachelor’s in Law and Commerce (Honours) from The University of Queensland, where he teaches corporate law and ethics.

Jason speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.

Lisa Willson

Lisa Willson

Lisa Willson started at the private Bar in February 2008. Lisa is formally qualified in the area of health and safety having completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Health and Safety). Prior to going to the Bar, Lisa was employed as a Senior Consultant with Aussafe Consulting Pty Ltd. Since joining the private Bar, her interests have included the…

Lisa Willson

Lisa Willson

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • Inquests & Inquiries
  • Personal Injuries and Health Law

Overview

Lisa Willson started at the private Bar in February 2008. Lisa is formally qualified in the area of health and safety having completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Health and Safety). Prior to going to the Bar, Lisa was employed as a Senior Consultant with Aussafe Consulting Pty Ltd.

Since joining the private Bar, her interests have included the areas of industrial and personal injury law. She has been an author of the LexisNexis: “National Work Health and Safety Law” publication for many years.

Lisa is a current Counsel Panel member for the Workers’ Compensation Regulator in QIRC matters and a previous Counsel Panel member of WorkCover Queensland.

Lisa is a Nationally Accredited Mediator, through the Resolution Institute. She also holds a casual appointment as a Mediatior for the Dispute Resolution Branch with the Department of Justice and Attorney General (Qld).

In 2018 – 2019, Lisa was appointed as an “Official Visitor (Legal)” with the Department of Corrections (Qld). In this role, she independently reviewed Consecutive Safety Orders (CSO), and Maximum Security Orders (MSO) and well as complaints from prisoners across the correctional centres in south east Queensland.

Lisa is also a member of the professional advisory panel at University of Queensland for the Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety Science Program and has the honorary position of Adjunct Associate Professor within the school.

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