JJ is an experienced advocate who has a general practice dealing in a range of matters including Criminal, Civil, Commercial, Family, Probate and Property.
He specialises predominantly in Criminal Law. He practices in all areas of Criminal Law and regularly appears for Committals, Pleas, and Trials at the Supreme, County and Magistrates' Court.
He is experienced in:
He also appears in traffic matters - drink driving, drive whilst suspended, dangerous driving, and unlicensed driving.
JJ is experienced in representing people from all ethnic communities including Lebanese (and other Arabic speaking communities), Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Filipino, Malaysian, Indonesian, Indian, Pakistani, African, Romanian, Greek and Italian communities.
JJ has juniored to various Senior Counsel in Criminal, Civil and Commercial matters.
JJ was admitted to practice in 2000 in Tasmania and signed the Bar roll in 2005. He comes to the Bar with a strong background in criminal law and has worked in various fields of the law.
In Tasmania he assisted in trials at the Supreme Court and was well versed in criminal matters at the Magistrate and Supreme Court level.
Whilst in Melbourne he worked closely with engineers at Fluor Daniel Australia Pty Ltd and barristers on a significant commercial litigation matter to substantiate faults in systems, design, and construction of a high pressure acid leaching facility built by Fluor for Anaconda Nickel. This was one of the largest Commercial Litigations in Australia.
In 2001 JJ commenced an associate-ship with His Honour Judge Strong at the Victorian Civil and Administration Tribunal where he was exposed to a wide range of cases on appeal in the Administrative Division. These included appeals in the area of Planning & Environment, TAC, FOI, VOCAT, Liquor Licensing, Business Licensing, Land Valuation, Anti-discrimination and Guardianship.
JJ also gained invaluable experience in the criminal jurisdiction at the County Court and in the Practice Court with His Honour Judge R.P.L. Lewis.
JJ was member of various Committees at the County Court and was also one of the organisers for the Biennial County & District Court Judges’ Conference that was held in Melbourne in 2005.
In addition JJ has a wealth of cultural knowledge and is aware of a variety of cultural sensitivities from having lived overseas for 11 years.
He is also fluent in Punjabi, Hindi, and Malay.