B. Com (Law & Economics)

LL. B (distinctions and high distinctions in ten subjects)

LL. M (Corporations Law and Tax)

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales – December 2001

Attorney of the High Court of South Africa – July 1993

Member of the New South Wales Law Society

Past Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia

Committee Member and Secretary of the Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce

Experienced in business and share disposals and acquisitions, finance, structuring and restructuring for tax and asset protection, also using superannuation and unit trust mechanisms, including investments in retirement villages, residential, commercial and office real estate, share buy backs and public company to private company conversions, residential and commercial real estate conveyancing, property developing, commercial property leasing, mortgage finance and all other legal aspects of property transactions.

Lecturer in Business Law and Law of Commercial Contract at Southern Cross University, La Trobe University, De Montfort University UK.

1990 – SW van der Merwe Scholarship, awarded to three LL. B students
1989 – University Merit Bursary
1988 – Legal Faculty Merit Bursary
1987 – University Merit Bursary

Member – Rotary International (Coffs Harbour City)