Areas of Practice

  1. Criminal law
  2. Trial advocacy
  3. Sentencing
  4. Appeals

Date of Admission

  1. Barrister: 1967
  2. Queens Counsel: 1988

Academic Qualifications

  1. LLB. Sydney University 1968

Professional Background

  1. Crown Counsel and Senior Crown Counsel (Hong Kong) 1975 - 1978
  2. Crown Prosecutor 1978 - 1984

Professional Memberships & Associations

  1. NSW Bar Association NSW Bar Council Active participant in the Bar Reading Course and Continuing Professional Development

Papers Delivered

The Rule Against Hearsay – The impact of the new legislation on the “old chestnut”; The requirement to give notice with respect to witnesses
Delivered at Legal and Accounting Management Seminar on Thursday 28 March, 1996 at Masonic Centre Sydney

The line between legitimate cross examination and exposing the character of the accused
Delivered at Criminal Law Specialists’ Conference, June 1996

Implied and Inherent Powers
Delivered on Wednesday 11 March 1998 at the Law Society of NSW

Sex, Lies & Medicos
Delivered at Europe Pacific Medico-legal & Industrial Law Conference, Cortina d’ampezzo. Italy on 10-17 January, 1998

Sentencing for environmental offences
Delivered on Friday 6 February 1998 at the Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library

Current issues in jury trials
Delivered on Saturday, 14 February 1998 at the Dixon Room, State Library, Macquarie Street, Sydney

Sentencing – Guidelines and Important Judgments of the Court of Criminal Appeal
Delivered on Saturday 4 March 2000 at State Library of New South Wales

Keeping the Client Out of Gaol – Superior Courts By Anthony J Bellanto QC and Steven Torpey, 22 March 2001

Delayed Complaint of Sexual Assault – A Defence Perspective
24 May 2001

Costs in Criminal Cases
31 October 2001

Instinctive Synthesis or Two-Stage Approach: Does it Really Matter? Discretion in Sentencing
30 July 2004

“A New Way to Sentence for Serious Crime”: A Response to Spigelman CJ
Delivered at the Criminal Law Specialists Day held at State Library on 4 June 2005 for CLE Centre

Drug Abuse as a Defence
Delivered to the Medico-Legal Society of NSW on 7 March 2007

Making Effective Bail Applications
Delivered at The College of Law, Criminal Law Update on Friday 30 November 2007

Are Too Many Rights Wrong?
Debate held by the Macquarie University Law School
10 September 2009

The Art of Advocacy
Delivered at the Continuing Professional Development Seminars
17 November 2010

Developments in Double Jeopardy and the Application of the Statutory Non-Parole Period
Delivered at the Lexis Nexis Criminal Law Conference
30 November 2011

Criminal Law Update: A review and analysis of some important changes to the criminal law.
Delivered at the Sydney CLE Conference
30 March 2012

The Guilty Plea – Sentencing Advocacy
Delivered at the UNSW CLE Criminal Law Essential Update Conference
11 March 2015

Dealing with Stress and Trauma in Your Criminal Law Practice
Delivered at the UNSW Criminal Law Conference
21 March 2015

Police Investigative Powers in Drug Trafficking Cases
Delivered at the 2nd Annual Criminal Law Symposium
12 March 2016