LawCPD Expert Authors

All of our online legal CPD courses are developed by leading legal minds and industry experts both from Australia and abroad. Discover their profiles below.


Gillian Triggs Gillian Triggs

UN Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs is currently the United Nations Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, working with the United Nations Hig...

LawCPD author: The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

Former High Court Justice

Michael Kirby was, until 2 February 2009, one of the seven Justices of Australia's highest constitutional and appellate court, the High Court of...

LawCPD author: Dr. Suzanne McNicol QC Dr. Suzanne McNicol QC

Barrister, Victorian Bar

Dr Suzanne McNicol QC has extensive expertise in the area of legal privilege, authoring the leading text on the subject and appearing in several...

LawCPD Author: Chris Shanahan SC Christopher Shanahan SC

Barrister, Murray Chambers

Christopher Shanahan SC was admitted to the WA bar in 1984 and the High Court of Australia in 1990. He has practiced as a barrister at Francis Bu...

LawCPD Author: Dr Michelle Sharpe Dr. Michelle Sharpe

Barrister & Author, Victorian Bar

Dr. Michelle Sharpe is a member of the Victorian Bar practicing in general commercial, consumer protection law and administrative law...

LawCPD Author: Clarissa Rayward Clarissa Rayward

Director, Brisbane Family Law Centre

Clarissa Rayward is known as ‘The Happy Family Lawyer’, specialising in helping couples work together to reach out-of-court resolutions to their...

LawCPD author: Gordon Hughes AM Gordon Hughes AM

Partner, Davies Collison Cave

Gordon is a partner in the Litigation and Commercialisation practice, specialising in intellectual property commercialisation, information techno...

LawCPD Author: Margaret Thornton Professor Margaret Thornton

Emeritus Professor , Australian National University

Margaret Thornton is a Professor of Law at the Australian National University and an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of discrimi...

LawCPD Author: Mitch Kowalski Mitch Kowalski

Legal Operations Advisor, University of Calgary

Mitch Kowalski is a globally-recognized thought leader on the changing legal services ecosystem and the author of two critically acclaimed books...

LawCPD author: Dr. Allison Stanfield Dr. Allison Stanfield

Principal Lawyer & Founder, SG Legal Services

Dr Allison Stanfield has over 24 years' experience as a lawyer and in business, with a unique expertise in electronic evidence and ediscovery...

LawCPD author: Hugo De Kock Hugo de Kock

Barrister, Victorian Bar

Hugo is an experienced litigator with expertise in a range of areas including contract law, consumer law, trade practices, insolvency and corpora...

LawCPD author: Grace Lawson Grace Lawson

Barrister & Author, Queensland Bar

Grace Lawson practices as a Barrister in Queensland. Her practice includes family law, personal injury law, and employment law...

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LawCPD author: Professor Stephan Millett Professor Stephan Millett

Consultant in applied ethics

Professor Millett has specialised in applied philosophy and ethics for over 20 years and currently runs a consultancy in applied ethics for organ...

LawCPD author: Graham Castledine Graham Castledine

Partner, Castledine Gregory Law and Mediation

Graham Castledine is a barrister, solicitor and accredited mediator with over 30 years experience in a range of different legal fields...

LawCPD author: Dr. Deborah Cao Dr. Deborah Cao

Professor, Griffith University

Dr Deborah Cao is a Professor at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science of Griffith University. She is a linguist and a lega...

LawCPD author: Sharon Givoni Sharon Givoni

Principal, Sharon Givoni Consulting

Sharon has over 20 years of experience in IP and commercial law. She acts for clients both in Australia and abroad, and has delivered talks on Au...

LawCPD author: Michael Cornes Michael Cornes

Consultant, Integra Legal

Michael specializes in insurance and corporate risk, and has practiced as a barrister and solicitor for 25 years...

LawCPD author: Nola Ries Associate Professor Nola Ries

Associate Professor, University of Technology Sydney

Associate Professor Nola Ries is an expert in law, health and ageing and is qualified as a lawyer in Australia and Canada. She currently leads re...

LawCPD Authors: William Gough Dr William Gough

Specialist Legal Consultant

Dr. Bill Gough is an independent legal consultant specialising in the drafting and development of corporate, commercial, banking and security pre...

LawCPD Author: Rachel Spencer Rachel Spencer

Director of Monash Law Clinics, Monash University

Associate Professor Professor Rachel Spencer is the Director of Monash Law Clinics at Clayton and in Melbourne CBD. ...

LawCPD author: Andrew Bland Andrew Bland

Principal, BlandsLaw

Andrew Bland is the Principal of BlandsLaw, a leading employment law firm with a reputation for its strong presence in the social media space...

LawCPD author: Selene Mize Selene Mize

Associate Professor, University of Otago

Selene Mize practised law in the United States before taking up a teaching position at the Law Faculty at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New...

LawCPD Author: Sam Vandongen SC Sam Vandongen SC

Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers

Sam has extensive experience in criminal prosecutions, working as both a prosecutor and as defence counsel on both trials and appeals...

LawCPD author: Christopher Athanassios Christopher Athanassios

Principal, Miller and Prince Lawyers

Christopher is a Principal at Miller & Prince Lawyers, specialising in corporate finance, alternative dispute resolution and insolvency law. ...

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