Alan is a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group, specialising in contractual disputes, commercial claims and regulatory matters.
Alan has experience acting for a diverse range of clients, including individuals, listed companies, not-for-profit entities and government bodies.
Alan provides practical, strategic and commercial advice to his clients. Alan is a dedicated advocate and acts in all Australian State and Federal Courts and tribunals as well as in regulatory investigations, such as those commenced by the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Alan has also acted in commissions of inquiry and parliamentary inquiries.
Prior to joining McCullough Robertson, Alan served as the judicial associate to a District Court of Queensland judge. During this time, Alan gained experience in a number of jurisdictions, including criminal law, planning law and personal injury law.
Alan is a member of the Australian Lawyers’ Cricket Association and was a member of the successful Australian team at the 2019 Lawyers’ Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.
Commissions of Inquiry
Acting on behalf of an Australian director in a Commission of Inquiry convened in Papua New Guinea.
Netball Queensland Ltd
Acting for Netball Queensland Ltd in respect of urgent injunctive relief sought against the company by a former director.
US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Advising the SEC with respect to local laws relating to practice and procedure and evidence law under Queensland and Commonwealth law.
Lindsay Australia Ltd
Acting on behalf of the national transport and logistics consortium in negligence proceedings commenced in the New South Wales Dust Diseases Tribunal.
Local council in Queensland
Advising the council in responding to a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation into its councillors.
Acting for a listed investment management company seeking to overturn the suspension of the company’s securities by the market regulator, including commencing an application for preliminary discovery in the Federal Court of Australia and urgent injunctive relief.
Acting for the company in defending a contractual claim brought by the company’s former managing director. The matter involved allegations of insider trading under Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).