In 1979 he was admitted as a partner the long established NSW regional firm of Gordon Garling Moffitt based at Young NSW with offices in 3 other towns in South West NSW and Sydney. He was senior partner of that firm from 1986 until 2000.
In 2000 he joined the Sydney’s leading specialist family law firm Barkus Doolan where he held the positions of Partner and General Counsel until 2012. At Barkus Doolan he acted primarily for high net worth clients in complex property and parenting cases. This work comprised what was in reality complex commercial litigation with an emotional overlay.