Bernie was admitted to practice law in 1970 and has over 45 years of experience in representing clients of all walks of life. Bernie was a principal of the firm from 1972 to 2010 and holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne.He is an experienced litigator and his litigation practice has included acting for insurers and defending all types of claims, as well as bringing personal injury/compensation claims in all Victorian and Federal courts and tribunals.

Bernie has a wealth of experience and provides expertise and advice in numerous areas of litigation including WorkCover and TAC claims (including Common Law actions), commercial litigation, major debt recovery, professional negligence, medical negligence, discrimination law and policy development (acting for both public and private institutions as well as individuals), building and construction Law, public liability and Road Management Act claims.

Bernie has enjoyed an important role in training junior solicitors and has been the principal to a number of the firm’s past articled clerks / trainees.