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. Current Reporters are:

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Joshua Trevino – Barrister

Joshua Trevino (Cairns) has a practice with a significant criminal law focus, but as a member of a regional bar he appears in a wide variety of matters. Joshua served as the associate to Justice Mullins in 2003 and Justice Jerrard, then a Judge of the Queensland Court of Appeal in 2004. He graduated in 2002 with a BA/LLB (Hons) from Griffith University.

 

Rohan Armstrong – Barrister

Rohan Armstrong (LLB (Hons) (QUT)) (Townsville) was admitted as a solicitor in 1989. He practised for 26 years as a solicitor in Townsville with Roberts Leu & North and Roberts Nehmer McKee. He became an accredited specialist in personal injuries law in 2002. Rohan served as a Councillor with the Queensland Law Society in 2012/13. Rohan was called to the bar in 2015 and practises in personal injury and other civil work.

 

Steven Deaves – Barrister

Steven Deaves (Rockhampton) commenced Articles of Clerkship with Robin Geldard of South & Geldard in January 1988 and was admitted as a solicitor in December 1993. In 1996 he was made a partner of South & Geldard where his practice largely consisted of commercial and property transactions and litigation. In 2011 Steven left the solicitors’ branch of the profession to become a barrister. He joined the Old Supreme Court Chambers on 1 July 2011. Steven’s practice is entirely civil with a mix of commercial, property, estate and personal injuries litigation and advice work.