Practising primarily in the area of commercial litigation, Peter’s experience sees him work across a number of industries in relation to litigious matters, as well as non-litigious matters requiring court approval. Highly principled, Peter aims to resolve matters with minimum disruption to his clients.
Peter works with clients to bring and resolve disputes arising primarily from contractual breakdowns, misleading or deceptive conduct and other competition, consumer or defamation claims.
His areas of industry expertise include mining and resources, intellectual property and technology, property and native title.
Peter also specialises in administrative law. His judicial review experience includes advising government clients in relation to proper decision making processes, and acting for government and private clients in the Queensland and Federal Courts in relation to reviews under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act (Cth), the Judicial Review Act 1991 (Qld), and the Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth).
Peter acts for clients in schemes of arrangement under the Corporations Act and manages litigation due diligence for corporate clients in relation to M&A matters.
He is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and specialises in resources, property, shareholder and other commercial disputes. Peter is appointed by the President of the Land Court of Queensland to the Court’s ADR Panel.
Previously working in-house at the global head office of an international travel group, Peter assisted with dispute matters as well as commercial negotiations with travel services and software suppliers.
Adani Mining Pty Ltd
Defeating a Land Court challenge to Adani Mining’s mining lease and environmental authority for the Carmichael Coal Mine.
Global skincare brand
Acting for the French owner of a global skincare brand in litigation regarding its ANZ distribution rights, a business with a turnover of $85 million.
International energy company
Acting for the company in a commercial arbitration regarding the construction of facilities at a Queensland port.
Defeating Supreme and High Court applications against a Queensland Minister’s land resumption decision.
Acting for the claimants in the largest native title claim in the Pilbara, and acting for them in commercial negotiations with mining proponents.
Queensland Department of Education
Advising the Department of Education on investigations, decisions and judicial review matters under the national Education and Care Services legislation.