Damien began his career in Brisbane at the Office of Public Prosecutions. He then worked at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as an Associate to Deputy President Dr Gerber. His interest in administrative law and appellate work caused him to relocate to Canberra where he acted on behalf of the Minister for Immigration in AAT hearings and Federal Court appeals.
Damien has lectured and tutored at Griffith University and Deakin University in Administrative Law, Contract Law and Industrial Law.
After signing the Victorian Bar roll in 2000 Damien has continued practising in a broad range of areas including:
Criminal law (prosecuting and defending primarily in County Court trials and appeals)
Industrial and OHS
Damien also has a special interest in food law and food safety issues. He is certified with RABSQA and the Department of Human Services as a Principal Food Safety Auditor pursuant to S.19P of the Food Act. His food auditing experience and industry experience assists in advising and acting for prosecuting authorities and defendants in this area.