Jason was called to the Bar in 2019. Jason has a general commercial practice, although undertakes criminal matters also.
Jason hold a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the Queensland University of Technology.
He appears in the Supreme and District Courts, the Federal Court of Australia, the Childrens Court of Queensland, the Magistrates Court and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal regularly.
He recently appeared led in the Queensland Court of Appeal for the successful appellant in a significant contractual dispute: Allen v G Developments Pty Ltd  QCA 287. He subsequently appeared led for the successful respondent in a special leave application to the High Court of Australia.
Jason’s commercial practice is broad. He has acted and advised in matters involving bankruptcy and insolvency, contractual disputes, trusts, equity, restitution, corporations and company law, and competition and consumer law. He appears unled in commercial matters of moderate complexity.
In criminal law he has appeared for both the prosecution and defence on numerous serious criminal matters (as both counsel and solicitor-advocate) including trials, sentences, applications, committal hearings with evidence (including for a murder) and summary trials.
His criminal trial experience extends to the acquittal on all counts of an accused charged with violent armed robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle to facilitate the offence, as well as an acquittal of a client charged with assault, destruction of police property and resisting arrest.
Prior to being called to the Bar, Jason practised as a senior solicitor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and Legal Aid Queensland, having carriage of complex and high profile prosecutions.
In 2013 Jason was the Associate to his Honour Judge David Searles of the District Court and Planning & Environment Court of Queensland.
Jason is a law reporter and regularly reports on commercial, criminal and administrative cases for The Queensland Reports.
He is a member of LawRight (formerly QPILCH) and undertakes pro bono work.
Areas of practice:
– Administrative & Public Law
– Bankruptcy & Insolvency
– Building & Construction
– Civil Confiscation of Criminal Profits
– Commissions of Inquiry
– Planning & Environment
– Personal Injury
– Professional Discipline