Reporters


The Reporters for the Queensland Reports are practising barristers in Queensland, who provide their assistance on a largely voluntary basis.   Reporters are chosen for their academic attainments, practical experience and coverage of all the various specialty areas of practice.They are assisted by a selected group of law students, the Reporters’ Assistants, who are responsible for checking all citations and quotes. The Reporters for 2013 are:

 

Lee Clark – Barrister

Lee Clark is a graduate of the University of Western Australia (LLB) and the University of Toronto (LLM).  Mr Clark first began practice as a lawyer in 1998.  Mr Clark began practice as a Queensland Barrister in 2011.  Before then, he worked as a litigation lawyer at market leading firms in Australia, Canada and England.  From 2011, he has served as a Reporter for the Queensland Reports.

 

Simon Cleary – Barrister

Simon Cleary is a graduate of the University of Queensland (BA, LLB (Hons)).  Mr Cleary commenced practice as a barrister in 2010, having practised as a solicitor from 1993 to 2006, and served as Deputy Australian Telecommunications Ombudsman from 2006 to 2010.  He serves as a Reporter for the Queensland Reports.

 

CJ Crawford – Barrister

Christopher Crawford is a graduate of the University of Queensland (B Com, LLB) and University of Edinburgh (LLM). Mr Crawford commenced practice as a barrister in 2005. He has served as a Reporter of the Queensland Reports since 2005.

 

Craig Francis – Barrister

Craig Francis is a graduate of the Queensland University of Technology (LLB (Hons) and LLM (Hons)).  Mr Francis commenced practice as a solicitor in 1984 and was admitted as a barrister in 1989.  He has since 1992 served as a Reporter for the Queensland Reports.

 

EM Gass – Barrister

Elizabeth Gass is a graduate from Griffith University (LLB (Hons)) Upon graduation Elizabeth was awarded the University Medal. In 2008, Elizabeth was an Associate to Justice Atkinson of the Supreme Court of Queensland, and in 2009, commenced practice as a barrister. Elizabeth has served as a Reporter for the Queensland Reports since 2009. Elizabeth has been on the management committee of the International Commission of Jurists (Qld) since 2008.

 

Kateena O'Gorman - Barrister

Kateena O'Gorman is a graduate of the University of Queensland (BA, LLB (Hons)) and University of Oxford (BCL). Before commencing practice as a barrister in 2009, Ms O'Gorman was an Associate to The Honourable Justice Michael McHugh QC AC on the High Court of Australia and a Lecturer in Corporate Law at Queen Mary, the University of London. Ms O'Gorman has recently commenced serving as a Reporter of the Queensland Reports.

 

CW Porritt – Barrister

Clive Porritt is a graduate of Monash University (BA (Hons), LLB).  He commenced practice as a barrister and solicitor in Victoria in 1974.  He was admitted to practise as a solicitor in Queensland in 1984, and later as a barrister.  He has most recently worked as a Commonwealth prosecutor, and as a sessional tutor with QUT’s Faculty of Law.

 

Anand Shah – Barrister

Anand Shah was admitted to the Bar in 1999 having worked previously as a solicitor in private practice for 11 years. Mr Shah’s core areas of practice are: commercial litigation, succession and acting as a mediator. Mr Shah has been elected by the Bar to serve as a member of the Bar Council (the Bar’s peak executive body) on nine occasions (elections are held annually) and has otherwise has been actively involved in the Bar’s affairs. Mr Shah holds a Masters degree in law from the Queensland University of Technology and has lectured at that university at the Bar Practice Centre and the Legal Practice Course as well as tutoring at the Law School in evidence and civil procedure. Mr Shah has been a Reporter for the Queensland Reports for about 10 years.

 

David Turner – Barrister

David Turner is a graduate of the University of Queensland (LLB (Hons)).  He commenced practice as a barrister in 2012, before which he was a Senior Associate in the commercial litigation section of Minter Ellison.

 

Stewart Webster – Barrister

Stewart Webster is a graduate of the University of Queensland (BA, LLB (Hons).  He was admitted by the Supreme Court as a lawyer in 2011 and called to the Bar in 2012.

 

The Reporters’ Assistants for 2013 are:

Mitchell Beebe – Law Student, UQ

Bianca Kable – Law Student, UQ

Joshua Underwood – Law Student, UQ