Managing Principal Solicitor
LLB, GDLP

Current practice

Greg manages a team of regulatory compliance specialists at VGSO. He and his team advise and act for several regulatory bodies with diverse responsibilities, including:

  • Liquor and gaming regulation
  • Profession regulation
  • Industry regulation
  • Electoral integrity
  • Local Government integrity

Greg's team provides a broad range of services on everything from preliminary advice on potential regulatory proceedings through to systems evaluation and development, including:

  • Investigation support
  • Evidence assessment and advice on potential legal proceedings
  • Investigation and prosecution capacity development and guidelines
  • Compilation of evidence and pre-hearing disclosure
  • Court and tribunal advocacy
     

Experience

Greg has a strong background in investigations and court and tribunal hearings in prosecutions and disciplinary proceedings. His experience developed over 20 years of military and civilian policing.

Greg first came to VGSO on secondment from Victoria Police in 2008.  In 2009 the move became permanent and he has fulfilled a role as a Managing Principal Solicitor since 2011.

Greg's career at Victoria Police saw him spend the first 9 years in general duties and criminal investigations.  Later, Greg studied law while performing duties as a prosecutor and finished his career as a disciplinary advisor, assisting with internal investigations, and appearing in discipline hearing proceedings and Police Appeals Board reviews.

Greg has further developed investigative and advocacy skills through the Australian Army, in which he is still an active Reservist.  He is a military police investigator and, when not involved in the investigation of a matter, is often called upon to act as a prosecuting or defending officer in administrative and disciplinary matters.  A highlight of Greg's military career was his deployment to East Timor in 2007 where he provided peace keeping and criminal investigative capacity-building assistance to the East Timorese authorities.

 

Memberships and professional associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria