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.


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...

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: 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: 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 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...

Raelene Webb QC Raelene Webb QC

Barrister, Murray Chambers

Raelene Webb QC has a national practice specialising in appellate advocacy, native title, mining law, administrative and constitutional law as we...

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: Marny Lishman Dr Marny Lishman

Psychologist & Personal Coach

Dr Marny Lishman is a psychologist, personal coach, author, keynote speaker, columnist and media commentator. She speaks on a wide variety of top...

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...

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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: John Woodward Dr. John Woodward

Associate Lecturer, University of Newcastle

John Woodward has over 25 years experience as a commercial litigator, which led to a strong interest in alternative dispute resolution as a means...

Sally Whiteman Sally Whiteman

Barrister, Victorian Bar

Sally Whiteman is a barrister practicing primarily within Victoria. Her main practice areas include commercial, consumer, employment, defamation...

Royal Reed Royal Reed

Partner, Meredith Connell

Royal Reed is a lawyer with over 20 years experience specialising in civil litigation involving an international and Asian clientele. ...

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 author: Lucy Dickens Lucy Dickens

Senior Associate, Birman and Ride

Lucy is an experienced lawyer, business administrator and manager who is responsible for supervising the Wills, probate, estate administration an...

LawCPD author: Michael Hodgkins Michael Hodgkins

Partner, Birman and Ride

Michael has been a partner of Birman & Ride since July 2009. He leads the firm’s family and property law teams which offer a broad range of servi...

Penelope Giles Penelope Giles

Barrister, Murray Chambers

Penelope Giles is an experienced trial lawyer, having worked as a solicitor in private practice for 11 years then full time at the independent ba...

LawCPD author: Steve Mark AM Steve Mark AM

Principal, Creative Consequences

Steve Mark is a lawyer by profession, and served as the New South Wales Legal Services Commissioner for 19 years...

LawCPD Author: Joanne Alilovic Joanne Alilovic

Director, 3D HR Legal

Jo has over 16 years experience as an employment lawyer and is a Director at 3D HR Legal, an award winning employment law firm...

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...

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...

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