Administrative Law (Merits Review & Judicial Review)
Taxation & Revenue
Since 2001, Peter has advised and represented clients in commercial disputes and federal and state tax disputes, at trial and appellate levels, in the High Court of Australia, the Supreme, County and Magistrates’ Courts of Victoria, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Federal Court of Australia and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
In 2003, he assisted Chris Maxwell QC (now President of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria) with his review of, and report on, the Victorian OH&S legislation, which led to the enactment of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
Peter graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws. Before coming to the Bar, Peter practised as a solicitor in Perth and Melbourne. He was admitted to practice in Western Australia in 1988 and in Victoria in 1994. He was associate to Justice Chernov of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2000.
Cases in which Peter has appeared include:
CSR Ltd v Della Maddalena (2006) 80 ALJR 458
Chief Executive Officer of Customs v El Hajje (2005) 224 CLR 159
Commissioner of Taxation v Altnot Pty Ltd  FCA 362
Task Technology Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 38
White v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 109
Ashwick (Qld) No 127 Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 1388; on appeal (2011) 192 FCR 325
Bamford v Commissioner of Taxation  FCAFC 66
Handbury Holdings Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 1787; on appeal (2009) 179 FCR 569; special leave declined  HCATrans 113
National Mutual Association of Australasia Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 1871; on appeal (2009) 179 FCR 539
Supreme Court of Victoria
Challenger Listed Investments Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue  VSC 464; on appeal  VSCA 272 and  VSCA 398