• Civil & Commercial Dispute Resolution

    Hundreds of decided cases as trial or appeal lawyer.  High Court appeals and applications.


    Negligence, breach of contract, remedy in equity, contravention of consumer and competition law. 

    Cases Papers
  • Insurance law

    Australia-wide reputation.


    2006 AILA national Insurance Law Prize for substantial contribution to insurance law and insurance law education.

    Cases Papers
  • Professional Liability

    Insurance, defence, prosecution.


    Lawyers, doctors, hospitals, dentist, nurses, paramedics, engineers, architects, auditors, accountants, directors, officers, financial advisers, real estate agents.

    Cases Papers
  • Injury compensation

    Many and varied injury cases.


    In 1983 at the University of Melbourne Geoff studied the law of damages under Prof Harold Luntz

    Cases Papers
  • Transport & Marine

    Vehicle collision, marine, aviation.


    General insurance, marine insurance, causation, and conflict of laws.

    Cases Papers

Among Western Australia's most experienced and senior barristers
Hundreds of completed trials and appeals over more than three decades

Statistics on completed trials and appeals over 36 years


  • 109Supreme Court
  • 22High Court special leave
  • 6High Court full appeal
  • 3Federal Court

149Trials - Courts

  • 107District Court of WA (civil)
  • 29Supreme Court of WA
  • 8Federal Court
  • 5District Court of WA (crime, jury)

25Trials - other

  • 6Workers’ Compensation Board
  • 5Arbitration
  • 4Administrative Appeals
  • 4Coroner Inquest
  • 2Federal Court ADJR
  • 2Industrial Commission WA
  • 1Equal Opportunity
  • 1Royal Commission (WA Inc)