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.


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: Chris Shanahan SC Christopher Shanahan SC

Barrister, Murray Chambers

Christopher Shanahan SC was admitted to the WA bar in 1984, NSW in 1989 and the High Court of Australia in 1990. He practices as a barrister at M...

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 KC Raelene Webb KC

Barrister, Murray Chambers

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

LawCPD author: Gordon Hughes AM Dr Gordon Hughes AM

Principal Lawyer, Davies Collison Cave

Dr Hughes is a principal lawyer in Davies Collison Cave’s Litigation and Commercialisation practice. He is a renowned expert in the areas of inte...

Dr. Allison Stanfield Dr. Allison Stanfield

Partner - Business, Technology & Cyber Lawyer, Lewis Denley

Dr Allison Stanfield has 30 years experience as a lawyer and in business, with a unique expertise in digital evidence and ediscovery...

Simone Herbert-Lowe Simone Herbert-Lowe

Legal Practitioner Director, Law & Cyber Pty Ltd

Simone Herbert-Lowe is the principal and founder of Law & Cyber, which offers cyber advisory services including legal advice, cyber risk mana...

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: 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...

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LawCPD Author: Samantha Hardy Dr Samantha Hardy

Principal, The Conflict Management Academy

Dr Samantha Hardy is the principal of The Conflict Management Academy, and the Director and Lead Trainer for The Conflict Management Academy. She...

Verity White Verity White

Legal Director, Checklist Legal

Verity White is an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Law and the Legal Director at Checklist Legal, a B Corp certified law firm, that specialis...

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: 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...

Natasha Blycha Natasha Blycha

Managing Director, Stirling & Rose

Natasha is one of the world’s pre-eminent smart contract and distributed ledger technology experts...

Dr. 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...

LawCPD Author: Lisanne Iriks Lisanne Iriks

Conflict Resolution & Negotiation Specialist, Life Mediation

Lisanne is an accredited mediator with over twelve years experience in mediation and dispute resolution. She specialises in family and workplace...

LawCPD Author: 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. ...

Katie Williams Katie Williams

Director, Just Progress

Katie Williams is a sustainability practitioner with a legal background, who runs Just Progress, a specialist sustainability consultancy...

LawCPD Author: Rachel Baird Dr Rachel Baird

Director, Iceberg SRC

Dr Rachel Baird has 30 years experience as a lawyer, senior executive and non executive director...

LawCPD Author: Jennifer Flinn Jennifer Flinn

Barrister, Murray Chambers

Jennifer is a trusted advisor and advocate with over 25 years of legal experience. She has cultivated a diverse practice spanning workplace relat...

LawCPD author: Lucy Dickens Lucy Dickens

Director, Birman and Ride

Lucy is a Director at Birman & Ride where she brings together people, process and technology to reshape the provision of legal services, cons...

LawCPD author: Michael Hodgkins Michael Hodgkins

Director, 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...

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...

Joanne Alilovic Joanne Alilovic

Director, 3D HR Legal

Jo Alilovic is an employment lawyer, business owner at 3D HR Legal, author and podcaster with over 20 years of legal experience...

LawCPD Author: Zahn Nel Zahn Nel

CIO, FilePro Legal Practice Management Software

Zahn Nel is the CIO of FilePro Legal Practice Management Software. He has extensive experience providing cloud-based solutions and technology sup...

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: 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...

Cathryn Urquhart Cathryn Urquhart

Professional Skills Trainer & Coach

Cathryn has over 30 years experience in the legal profession both as a lawyer in private and in-house practice and more recently in running her o...

LawCPD Author: Ben Deverson Ben Deverson

Founder & Director, Lawganised

Ben Deverson is the head of Lawganised - a trusted adviser working with law firms of all sizes and areas of law. Lawganised provides tailored sol...

LawCPD Author: Tereana Suhle Tereana Suhle

Associate, MillerPrince

Tereana is an associate at MillerPrince who practices in the areas of corporate, banking and corporate insolvency...

LawCPD author: Christopher Athanassios Christopher Athanassios

Principal, MillerPrince

Christopher is a Principal at MillerPrince, specialising in corporate finance, alternative dispute resolution and insolvency law. ...

Anne-Marie Cade Anne-Marie Cade

Divorce Coach & Family Mediator, DivorceRight

Anne-Marie Cade is a family lawyer who is also an experienced Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Nationally Accredited Mediator, as well as...

LawCPD author: Karen Lee Karen Lee

Principal, Legal Know-How

Karen is the principal of Legal Know-How, a legal consulting practice which provides expert legal advice and user-friendly knowledge management s...

LawCPD Author: Cara Leavesley Cara Leavesley

Special Counsel, 3D HR Legal

Cara is a senior workplace relations lawyer and Senior Counsel at 3D HR Legal, an award winning employment law firm...

LawCPD Author: Amy Castos Amy Castos

Director, Inspire to Success

Amy Castos has practised as a lawyer in the corporate and government sectors for over 17 years and also has an international coaching accreditati...

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: Rachel Spencer Rachel Spencer

Director of Monash Law Clinics, Monash University

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

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: Frank Sanitate Frank Sanitate

International Time Management Expert

Frank Sanitate is an author and internationally renowned expert on time management. He has presented his premier workshop “Time Mastery for Lawye...

LawCPD author: John Wade John Wade

Honorary Adjunct Professor, Bond University

John Wade has extensive professional experience in the areas of mediation, negotiation, family law and legal education...

LawCPD Author: Simon D'Arcy Simon D'Arcy

Partner, Evolution

Simon has over 20 years experience on six continents as an organisational development consultant and executive coach, motivating thousands of peo...

LawCPD author: Video Arts Video Arts

Award-Winning Video Learning

Video Arts is a company with 40 years experience in delivering memorable, intelligent and entertaining training...

Judge Toni Lucev Judge Toni Lucev

Judge, Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Toni Lucev is a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Prior to this he was a Federal Magistrate, Barrister and Partner at a prestigiou...

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