Contact Details

Telephone 07 3229 6444
Facsimile 07 3236 3029
Mobile 0409 122 474


Admission Dates
17 March, 2003


Principal Areas of Practice
Building and Construction
Commercial Law and Corporations
Family Law
Local Government and Environmental Law (including Planning and Environment)
Wills/ Probate and Family Provision


Professional Qualifications
Barristers Admissions Board Examinations with Honours, 2002
Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, 1979
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with Honours, University of Queensland, 1974



Michael has an extensive experience across the areas of law, business and engineering having had careers in all these three areas. Michael has been a barrister at the Queensland private bar since admission in 2003 and has appeared in matters in other jurisdictions of New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Michael’s practice is across almost all areas of civil law his being fortunate to be briefed by a diverse array of quality instructing solicitors. Michael also practices in the criminal law field and has appeared in successfully defended jury trials. Michael is a regular advocate in the State courts (including the Court of Appeal) and tribunals and in Federal courts (including Family court) and tribunals.

In his first career as an engineer, Michael was part of the design team for the first Gateway Bridge in Brisbane his role including the design of the piers and the foundations. In his second career in business, Michael provided strategic and business planning advice including business plans to significant organisations such as Coles Myer, Bundaberg Sugar, the Queensland State Emergency Service and the Queensland Government’s Sunwater.