Brian was admitted to practice in NSW in 2005 after completing an Arts Law program at the University of New England. After completing his tertiary education, Brian worked with the Department of Public Prosecutions during his practical legal placement. Since admission, Brian has completed a Master’s Degree in Law (UNE) which was awarded in 2007 and a Master’s Degree in Applied Family Law (College of Law) which was awarded in 2010.
The Applied Family Law Masters course, in particular, given recent and ongoing changes in Family Law, is particularly relevant and allows Brian to give accurate, timely and contemporaneous family law advice. Prior to his studies and admission to the practice of law, Brian was a Police Officer in New South Wales for over twenty years, gaining experience early in his service in the Prosecuting Branch as a trainee. Later, he moved to the country for a number of years, working uniform duties in the Goulburn, Queanbeyan areas including the running of a one-man police station before being designated a detective, working for over fifteen of those years in criminal investigation, in regional and Metropolitan NSW.
A number of years were spent with the Homicide Unit, South Region and some more famous or infamous cases he was involved in included the Backpacker inquiry and the inquest into Christopher Flannery disappearance. Towards the end of his policing career, Brian worked on the Central Coast for five years before commencing full-time study and practising law. Since admission, Brian had practiced initially in Bathurst, and more recently Gosford in a small firm, where he was a partner for some time before setting out on his own as a sole practitioner for over five years.