About Peter


Peter practices primarily in criminal law, in local and district courts. His trial experience includes: assault; break and enter; larceny; armed robbery; kidnapping and sexual assault.

He also specializes in personal injury, and particularly psychiatric injury caused as a result of historical abuse.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Peter was a high school music teacher for many years, and also worked with some of the most disadvantaged people in our society as a community worker in Redfern.

With a varied professional background and life experience, Peter is truly a gifted persuader, and fearless advocate.

Peter is the founder of the How to pass the bar exam course, which prepares lawyers to sit the bar exam.

Peter holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Technology, Sydney, a Masters of Education from Western Sydney University, a Masters in Leadership from the University of Manchester, a Bachelor of Musical Education from the NSW State Conservatorium of Music and Fellowship and Licentiate Diplomas in performance from the Trinity College (London).


Admitted as a Solicitor Supreme Court of NSW 2014
Admitted as a Barrister NSW 2014
Member Legal Aid Indictable Criminal Law Barrister Panel
Member Legal Aid Complex & Serious Crime Panel
Member Legal Aid Child Crime Panel
Member Legal Aid Care & Protection Panel
Member Legal Aid Domestic Violence Panel
Member Legal Aid Mental Health Panel


Criminal Law (Commonwealth & State)
Personal injury (including psychiatric injury)
Wills and estates


Peter understands that legal matters can be stressful, and that uncertainty of costs could well add to that stress. Peter will discuss costs with you in the first conference.

The first one hour conference in chambers is FREE!

Peter will provide you with a costs agreement and costs disclosure specifying an estimate of total costs.

Fixed price agreements are possible – please talk to Peter about this

Case study

Couple fighting with each other

Assault charge and ADVO breach – Matter dismissed

After a difficult and abusive 10-year marriage, Peter’s client (wife and mother of 4) was charged with common assault. After pleading.
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Poor driving record – Minimum suspension

With a poor driving record including a previous licence suspension of 2 years, Peter’s client was charged with DUI. After hearing,.
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Person stealing from a store

Extensive criminal history – No goal time

The client had an extensive criminal history. As the client committed an additional crime whilst currently serving a suspended sentence pursuant.
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Person being assaulted

First assault charge – No conviction recorded

The Accused and the victim were previously in a relationship of 11 years and separated 4 months prior to the incident..
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“When Peter represented me, the result he got was much better than I ever expected!” D.P.

“Peter offered me the chance to get fair and honest justice that no others would believe in.” R.S.

“After a shocking driving record, including a previous suspension for 2 years, I couldn’t believe it when Peter achieved only a 3 month suspension.” J.T.

“My sentence was 6 years shorter than I got last time.” P.G.