Prior to being called to the Bar, I practised in Sydney as a solicitor-advocate as the principal of Aston Legal Solicitors and Barristers and Barclay Churchill Lawyers Arbitrators Mediators between 2007 and 2019. During this period my areas of specialisation were in family, criminal, AVO, driving and children's matters. Some of the cases I have acted in are well documented.
I graduated from the University of New South Wales with Bachelor of Arts/Law in 2005 and from the University of Adelaide with a Graduate Diploma of Arbitration in 2004 (specifically with respect to construction and commercial disputes).
In 2019 I added my AIFLAM arbitration qualification, qualifying me to specifically arbitrate family law property matters (under Reg 67B Family Law Regulations 1984).
I welcome instructions with respect to all jurisdictions in the areas of family law, criminal law, child protection, driving and restraints/AVO law. I have experience, although to a much lesser extent, in the areas of defamation and constitutional law and would welcome instructions in these areas also.
I also accept briefs in arbitration, particularly in building and construction matters and family law property disputes (under Reg 67B Family Law Regulations 1984), as either the arbitrator or as counsel for a party.
I practice in trial representation in all criminal matters, bail applications, sentencing hearings, appeals to District, Supreme, Court of Criminal Appeal, and High Court of Australia as well as Crime Commission representation, parole applications, and applications under the mental health legislation (s 32 applications NSW).
FAMILY & CHILDREN MATTERS:
I practice in trial representation in all family matters including divorce, property and financial settlements (marriage and de-facto), parentage disputes, child support and maintenance, child abduction, s 90 applications, AVO, and domestic violence matters. I appear in the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court and Children's Court in all States of Australia.
I am a court-appointed Family Property Arbitrator (Reg 67B Family Law Regulations 1984) in property settlement matters as well as an Arbitrator in building and construction disputes.
I practice in all areas of mediation and dispute resolution.