Brett is an experienced commercial lawyer with a strong revenue law specialty; and a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser with the Taxation Institute of Australia. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has served on many Private Company and Unlisted Public Company Boards for specific client purposes.
For some years, Brett has focussed on servicing regional and rural areas of Queensland and northern Western Australia. While he enjoys the challenges and variety of working out of the office, he has been Managing Principal of Cleary Hoare for more than 10 years and managed the firm's growth in offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Perth while maintaining client work - a balance which has been achieved during his 20 years in practice. The business of Cleary Hoare is based on referral engagements from a network of 1000 accountants and financial advisers as part of the Cleary Hoare Legal Resource Club which facilitates the delivery of robust, expert Tax and Legal Advice and support for smaller accounting and advisory businesses nationwide.
Relevantly for assignments in Northern Australia, he has the benefit of extensive field experience with rural family businesses, commercial clients and remote community stakeholders; and enjoys the support of an extensive network of accounting and financial services firms in regional areas. As a Principal of Cleary Hoare, he has been fortunate to have been embedded in complex estate and succession plan implementation, commercial transactions and asset protection strategies for rural families, transport operators (road, sea and air), plant equipment and vehicle hire and service businesses, civil contracting and construction businesses.
He has also worked closely in a number of Indigenous Commercial Enterprises in the Pilbara, Kimberley and Gulf of Carpentaria.
Brett enjoys a wide range of active outdoor pursuits - and doesn't intend to reduce those activities anytime soon.