Managing Partner, Bartley Cohen; Accredited Specialist (Commercial Litigation) – Qld; Chair, Queensland Law Society Ethics Committee and Member, Queensland Law Society In-House Counsel Committee
Ben is the managing partner of Bartley Cohen. He has practised in commercial litigation for over 20 years. Ben has been recognised as pre-eminent in professional indemnity and is an expert in disciplinary and regulatory matters involving lawyers. Ben also has extensive experience in claims and prosecutions involving company directors and officers. Ben is a Queensland Law Society (QLS) accredited specialist in commercial litigation. He is a member of the QLS Free Legal Advice Panel. Ben is the chair of the QLS Ethics Committee and a member of the QLS In-House Counsel Committee.
Principal, Robertson O’Gorman Solicitors; President, Caxton Community Legal Centre; Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law) – Qld and Member, Queensland Law Society Ethics Committee
Dan practises in criminal law, corporate crime and professional discipline. He has a long association with Caxton Community Legal Centre, where he is currently the President. He regularly presents at criminal law seminars and as a guest lecturer at universities. He has been published in various law journals and in legal texts. In 2016 and 2018, Dan was the chair of the Queensland Law Society’s Human Rights Working Group. He was heavily involved in the campaign for a Human Rights Act in Queensland. He is a member of the Society’s Ethics Committee and also a current member of the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council.
Director, Criminal Law Services, Legal Aid Queensland and Member, Queensland Law Society Criminal Law Committee
Peter has over 25 years’ experience as a legal practitioner in criminal law, commencing with the Public Defender’s office and subsequently joining the Legal Aid Queensland team. During his career, he has represented defendants throughout Queensland and has been involved in the defence of many high profile and complex criminal law matters.
Peter was appointed Director of Criminal Law Services, Legal Aid Queensland in 2010 and is responsible for leading the largest criminal defence practice in Queensland. He was a finalist in the Australian Institute of Management – Not for Profit Manager of the Year in 2013. Since 2010, Peter has been a member of the National Legal Aid Criminal Law Working Group and a member of the Queensland Law Society Criminal Law Committee.
Partner, Jasper Fogerty Lawyers; Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law) – Qld; Member, Queensland Law Society Criminal Law Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee and Deputy Chair, Queensland Law Society Criminal Law Committee
Rebecca is a partner at Jasper Fogerty Lawyers and practices exclusively in criminal defence. She is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law. After completing a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Queensland, Rebecca spent 12 months as a judge’s associate in the District Court of Queensland. She is the current Deputy Chair of the Queensland Law Society’s (QLS) Criminal Law Committee and also sits on the QLS Criminal Law Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee.
Saul Holt is a barrister at the Queensland Bar and the New Zealand Bar. He practices in all areas of public law with an emphasis on criminal, regulatory and environmental law. Saul took silk in Victoria in 2012 when he was Chief Counsel at Victoria Legal Aid. He has also been a Victorian Law Reform Commissioner and is currently a board member of the Australian Advocacy Institute. Saul is a General Editor of Butler and Holt’s Indictable Offences Queensland.