Contact Details

Telephone 07 3012 9459
Mobile 0400 355 077


Admission Dates
3 August 1990, New South Wales
8 October 1990, Queensland


Principal Areas of Practice
Administrative Law: (Judicial and Merits Review), Statutory Interpretation and Development
Agriculture: (including animals, biosecurity, fisheries, grains, sugar and water)
Family Law and Relaitionships
Human Rights, Discrimination and Migration
Industrial and Employment Law including Professional Registration
Mediation and other Alternative Dispute Resolution
Public Law


Professional Qualifications
Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours, Law), QUT, 1990
Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours, Psychology), University of Queensland, 1980


Alternate Dispute Resolution (Bond University and Australian Commercial Disputes Centre)
Australian Institute of Company Directors Advanced Program
Training and Administration (Certificate IV)
Fellow, Australian Institute of Management
Quality Auditor, Universities



Peter has been a barrister since 1990, and at the private bar since 2010. His legal practice includes administrative and constitutional issues, migration, agricultural matters and human rights, discrimination, employment and industrial law as well as family and relationship matters. He is a skilled mediator. Peter has a First class Honours degree in Law (QUT) and First Class Honours in Psychology (UQ). He was registered as a psychologist from 1980-2011. Before commencing private practice, Peter directed Decisive Consultants, a boutique consulting company, and worked in senior roles in government and business. Peter was Corporate Counsel for the Department of Primary Industries and Deputy Director-General in Education and the Premier’s Department. He was Head of Arts Queensland and also served as the Cabinet Secretary. Peter wrote the popular text The Australian Policy Handbook, now in its 5th edition (Allen & Unwin, 2012, co-authored with Glyn Davis and Catherine Althaus). He regularly writes and presents on public law, public policy, corporate governance and legal ethics. Peter practices in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. He regularly provides pro bono legal services to a range of community organisations.