Areas of Practice
Industrial & Employment
Inquests, Commissions of Inquiry & Statutory Tribunals
Work Health & Safety
Charlie was admitted to practice in 1983 after five years’ experience at the then Public Defender’s office. From 1985, Charlie was employed as a Crown Prosecutor within the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (Queensland). In 1989, Charlie commenced practice at the Private Bar and was largely engaged in all aspects of criminal law undertaking both prosecution and defence work in the Court of Appeal, Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts.
In the last 15 years, Charlie has developed an extensive practice in Federal workers compensation, appearing on behalf of a number of clients including Comcare, The Military Rehabilitation & Compensation Commission, the Australian Postal Corporation, Telstra Corporation Limited, Linfox Australia Pty Ltd and TNT Australia Pty Ltd.
In addition, Charlie has developed a similar practice in the Queensland State Workers Compensation jurisdiction having been a member of the Barristers Panel for the Workers Compensation Regulator since 2002 and having appeared for various employers in that jurisdiction.