Ron was admitted to the Bar in New South Wales in 1988 and appointed Senior Counsel in 2002.
He has appeared at first instance in the Supreme Courts of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, and the Federal Court (sitting in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane) as well as in appeals to the New South Wales Court of Appeal, the Full Court of the Federal Court and the High Court of Australia. Ron has also appeared as Senior Counsel in a number of significant commercial, constitutional and administrative law cases in PNG.
Ron has also appeared in international and domestic arbitrations and in references by the courts to experts both commercial and technical, as well as in hearings in the patent office, the trade marks office and the copyright tribunal.
Ron’s primary expertise is in intellectual property. Additionally he has extensive experience in commercial law, with a particular emphasis on major resource projects and commodity contracts, in administrative law and competition law and consumer law.