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Professor, Business School, UNSW Sydney

19 years to 1999 as commercial lawyer in NZ, Melbourne and Sydney
Since 2002 I've been an academic at the Business School, UNSW Australia
I research the law behind business format franchising, especially franchise regulation, governance and the legal consequences of franchisor insolvency
Member of the Law Society of NSW and academic member of ARITA.
Member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Small Business and Franchise Consultative Committee since 2010
Section editor of the franchising and small business sections of the Australian Business Law Review


  • –present
    Senior lecturer in franchising and contract law, University of New South Wales


  • 2010 
    Queensland University of Technology, PhD/ law
  • 1993 
    University of Melbourne, LLM
  • 1974 
    Otago University, LLB


  • 2013
    Franchisees as Consumers: Benchmarks, Perspectives and Consequences, Springer

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    Franchisors “in administration”: profiles, factors and impacts
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia