Education

  1. Primary education at the Bondi Beach and Earlwood Public Schools.
  2. Secondary education at Canterbury Boys’ High School.
  3. Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney.
  4. College of Law.
  5. Fluent in the Italian language and conversant in the German and Spanish languages.

Career Snapshot

  • Graduated as a Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney in 1976.
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia in 1976.
  • Thereafter, practiced principally in resolving disputes between parties in personal injury law, commercial disputes, contractual disputes and general litigation in small to medium sized law firms, including N. J. Papallo & Co., Hazel & Lucas, Robinson & Scarcella, Anthony Scarcella & Co., Coleman & Greig and Heazlewoods Bushby International Lawyers.
  • Experience extends to the conduct of complex class actions in the Federal Court of Australia and appeals to the High Court of Australia in constitutional, personal injury and commercial cases.
  • Accredited by the Law Society of New South Wales as a Specialist in Personal Injury Law in 1996.
  • Appointed as an Arbitrator of the District Court of New South Wales in 1998.
  • Appointed as an Arbitrator of the Local Court of New South Wales in 2003.
  • Returned to practice as a sole practitioner specialising only in personal injury law and commercial litigation in May 2004 and… loving it!

Present Offices Held

  • Australian Lawyers Alliance NSW Branch President.
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance NSW Director on National Council.
  • Member of the Motor Accident Assessment Service Review Group.
  • Secretary and Management Committee member, Dural United Sports & Country Club.

Interests

  • Football (as in the “world game” or the “beautiful game”) where still playing and managing teams in various forms of the code.
  • Community volunteer.
  • Social justice.
  • Photography.