Peter's professional practice has specialised in advocacy in commercial litigation, corporate management, equity and trusts, confidential information, breach of fiduciary or good faith duties, passing off, insolvency, consumer protection, real property franchising and leasing, body corporate and community management litigation, occupational health and safety law, mining, coal seam gas related litigation, Coronial Inquiries and Inquests particularly involving management system failures mechanical and engineering failures, major building and construction and engineering disputes, defamation anti-discrimination law, and some commercial criminal trial work.
He has appeared in many substantial defended prosecutions of alleged breaches of coal mining, coal seam gas and other related and other health and safety laws. He has wide experience in coal mining, petroleum, coal seam gas and other related mining commercial litigation.
Peter has acted for and advised clients operating in the coal, gas petroleum and metallurgical industries, including Ministers. Peter has had advisory participation in numerous safety management reviews.
He sits and has sat as a member of Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal particularly in the Human Rights division for more than 10 years. For 6 years he was a member of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tribunal. He sat in Appeals at the Public Service Commission.
He has appeared as a Prosecutor in trials on indictment.
He has had other significant involvement in commercial disputes involving participants in the mining industry, joint venture disputes, building/construction cases and engineering failure.
He is the Chair of the Queensland Bar’s Equal Opportunity and Diversity Committee and sits on the Law Council of Australia’s Equal Opportunity Committee.