Relevant CV

  • BA, LLB cum laude (Rand) MA (Oxon)
    Rhodes Scholar, Anglo American Scholar
    Society of Advocates Prize (equivalent to University Medallist in Law)

  • National accreditation as a mediator
    Accredited as arbitrator by NSW Bar Association
    Formal and refresher training in mediation and arbitration practice and ethics
    Appointed since 1994 to NSW Supreme Court and District Court Lists of Mediators
    Occasional contributions as presenter in mediation training and as mentor

  • Admissions in New South Wales, Federal Court and High Court of Australia, Victoria, Queensland, ACT, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, High Court of Botswana, Republic of Eire

  • Former lecturer in law, sociology and philosophy in the Universities of Witwatersrand & Queensland

  • Practised as commercial and litigation solicitor in Sydney 1978-1983 Admitted to New South Wales Bar 1983 Appointed Senior Counsel in 2000

  • Wide cross-cultural experience through voluntary interfaith and cross-cultural work over many years (presented by NSW Premier with the CRC Community Service Volunteer Award for 2010; foundation director of The Sydney Alliance)