Peter practices in family and criminal law in the Stacks office in Walcha. As a self-employed rural operator for over 35 years, he is keenly interested in agriculture and is very knowledgeable in this area.
Peter is organised, empathetic and enjoys the dynamic and spirited nature of criminal law. He values the opportunity to assist his clients to navigate the legal process in family and criminal matters.
Peter has an interest in environmental law. After many years working in rural and regional environments, he thoroughly understands rural matters. It was his interest in environmental legislation in the context of agriculture that drew him to a career in law. His clients benefit from his expertise in agriculture and agribusiness matters, including the negotiation of settlements in land clearing and vegetation cases.
Peter’s wide-spanning experience includes appearing as Instructing Counsel in the High Court of Australia, representing a rural producer who was prosecuted by the RSPCA in an animal cruelty matter.
A member of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, Peter is involved in various rural activities, including farming his own property at Walcha. In his free time, Peter values the opportunity to do pro bono legal work for the Walcha Rugby Club, the Walcha Memorial Club and for disadvantaged members of the Walcha community.