Date of Admission: 2019
Tel: +61 2 8029 6425
Fax: +61 2 9231 3320
DX: 1231 Sydney
Areas of Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Wills, Family Provision Act Claims
Damien was called to the Bar in 2019 and became a qualified mediator in 2022.
He focuses his practice in Criminal defence, Estate matters encompassing Family Provision and contested Wills, Family Law and Workers Compensation claims. Damien has a particular interest in Aviation Law, specifically in responding to Show Cause Notices, conferences with CASA, attending reviews in the AAT, and for the more serious matters, appearing in Coronial Inquests.
Damien’s passion for Aviation Law stemmed from his career as an international pilot with Qantas where he ultimately operated the Airbus A380. Recently, he has re-qualified as an airline pilot and is trained, once again, on the A380.
Damien’s legal background is in Personal Injury litigation, comprising over 10 years in Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle and Medical Negligence for both parties.
In 2022, Damien became a qualified mediator with Resolution Institute of Australia. He is available to accept briefs to act as a private mediator in Aviation disputes, Commercial disputes, Personal Injury ‘shuttle style’ mediation, and Estate mediation.
Damien brings a conciliatory approach to his practice as a Barrister and as a Mediator, with an emphasis on justice between parties.
His established mediation practice can be found at https://www.respectmediation.com.au/.