Each year, UQ Law is pleased to welcome several leading academic and professional visitors to the school.

Our visitors are selected for their expertise and/or established research profiles. Students are encouraged to take advantage of their presence in the school by enrolling in the courses listed below.

Ms Anne-Marie Rice

Anne-Marie Rice is a director of Rice Dispute Resolution and the principal mediator at Rice Mediations. With 20 years experience in Family Law, she is an accredited specialist in family law, a nationally accredited mediator and a registered FDRP and Arbitrator. Since 2012 Anne-Marie has been routinely recognised by her peers as one of Queensland’s best family lawyers and family law mediators.

The 2018 WLAQ Leneen Ford AC Woman Lawyer of the Year, Anne-Marie has been an executive member of some of Queensland’s and Australia’s leading legal organisations including the QLS Practice Management and Specialist Accreditation Committees and The Family Law Practitioners Association of Qld. She is the current Qld Solicitor representative on the Executive of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

Anne-Marie is committed to dispute resolution without recourse to trial and regularly trains practitioners around the country in mediation, arbitration and collaborative practice (a model in which she has consistently worked for over 10 years). Her focus is on the practical application of a “positive approach” to problem solving and her engaging presentations invite audiences to embrace the concept that conflict can be resolved without combat.

Anne-Marie regularly presents at local, national and international conferences and, as well as writing for both academic and industry publications on topics related to Family Law, Dispute Resolution and “Positive Problem Solving”, she is a consultant author to the CCH’s Family Law Service and the Master Family Law Guide.

Ms Anne-Marie Rice will be teaching LAWS7851 Mediation and Conflict Management.


Mr Ben Gardiner

Mr Ben Gardiner is a barrister specialising in intellectual property law.  His practice includes the full scope of intellectual property disputes: patents, copyright, trade marks, designs, passing off/breach of the Australian Consumer Law and breach of confidence.  He has appeared on behalf of, and advised, clients across a range of industries including pharmaceuticals, medical, mining, fast moving consumer goods, fashion, gaming, information technology and primary industries.  He appears regularly before the Federal Court of Australia, including the Full Court, and IP Australia (Australian Patents Office and Australian Trade Marks Office). 

Before joining the Bar, Ben was associate to the Honourable Michael Black AC, who was then the Chief Justice of the Federal Court.  Prior to that, he was a practising pharmacist.

Ben has degrees in pharmacy, business and law and completed post-graduate studies in law (BCL) at the University of Oxford in 2005.

Mr Ben Gardiner will be teaching LAWS5206 Copyright Law.


Ms Michelle Healy

Michelle Healy is a Senior Counsellor in the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization, where she advises panelists who serve as arbitrators on WTO dispute settlement panels. Michelle joined the WTO in 2007, and spent approximately 10 years in the Rules Division of the WTO, where she worked on a number of disputes involving trade remedies, including the disputes over subsidies to the European and U.S. large civil aircraft sectors, and the analysis of their economic effects. She has worked on the negotiations on subsidies and countervailing measures and the negotiations on fisheries subsidies and regularly conducts training on trade remedies, the WTO dispute settlement system and WTO principles, as part of the WTO's technical assistance and training activities.

Michelle is from Brisbane, Australia. She obtained a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland, before working as an Associate to the Chief Justice of the High Court, Sir Anthony Mason. She also has a Master of Laws degree from Columbia Law School and a Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies (two-year Masters) degree in international relations, with a specialization in public international law, from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to working in international trade, Michelle spent several years in corporate legal practice at U.S. law firms in New York and London, followed by a period as a lecturer in corporations law and competition law at the University of Queensland. She is admitted to practice law in the New South Wales, the State of New York and England and Wales.

Ms Michelle Healy will be teaching LAWS7853 Law of the World Trade Organisation.


Ms Lucy Martinez

Lucy Martinez is an independent counsel and arbitrator with extensive experience advising and representing private and sovereign clients in international disputes relating to investment treaties and contracts, including in AAA, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and ad hoc arbitrations; reviewing draft dispute resolution clauses in contracts; sitting as arbitrator (sole, co- and presiding) in ACICA, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, and SIAC disputes; and advising on various international pro bono projects.

Industry experience includes energy (oil, gas, electricity, mining), telecommunications, satellite technology, banking and finance, insurance and reinsurance, trademarks, shipping, gambling and leisure sectors.

Ms Lucy Martinez will be teaching LAWS7028 International Commercial Dispute Resolution


Mr John Mckenna QC

Barrister; President, University of Queensland Law Graduates Association; Chairman, Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for the State of Queensland; Chairman, History and Publications Sub-Committee of the Supreme Court of Queensland Library; Hon Secretary (Qld), Association of Rhodes Scholars in Australia; Editor Queensland Legal Yearbook (from 2011); Author Supreme Court of Queensland: A Concise History (2012, UQP).

Mr John McKenna QC will be teaching LAWS7709 Interpretation of Statutes & Instruments 


 

Professor Frank Garcia

Frank J. Garcia is Professor of Law and Dean’s Global Fund Scholar at the Boston College Law School, and until recently the Associate Dean for Global Initiatives.

A Fulbright Scholar, he has lectured widely on globalization and international economic law in Europe, South America and the Asia/Pacific region, most recently at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne.

Professor Garcia has held various leadership positions within the American Society of International Law, and currently sits on the editorial board of the Journal of International Economic Law, where he is Chief Book Review Editor.  He is the author, most recently, of Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes, published by Cambridge University Press.

Professor Frank Garcia will be teaching LAWS7987 International Law & Development.


Dr Serge Loode

Serge is a practitioner, trainer and academic working in conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Originally from Germany, Serge worked as a civil law lawyer before developing his conflict resolution practice. He has an LLM degree in Dispute Management Law and a PhD in Social Science, both from the University of Queensland.

Serge is an experienced facilitator, conflict resolution trainer and assessor, as well as a nationally accredited mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS). Serge conducts workshops for understanding conflict, negotiation and mediation skills, group facilitation, intercultural conflict resolution and leadership and teamwork. He also facilitates dialogue and strategic planning workshops. Serge has mediated workplace disputes and community conflicts and has worked with a variety of clients, including local and state government, businesses, primary and secondary schools and community groups. He regularly trains mediators and conciliators from a number of Queensland government agencies and councils.

Internationally Serge has worked on conflict resolution, peacebuilding and development issues with people from the Philippines, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, South and South-East Asia and with participants from various African countries.

Dr Serge Loode will be teaching LAWS7841 Theories in Dispute Resolution.


Ms Anne-Marie Rice

Anne-Marie Rice is a director of Rice Dispute Resolution and the principal mediator at Rice Mediations. With 20 years experience in Family Law, she is an accredited specialist in family law, a nationally accredited mediator and a registered FDRP and Arbitrator. Since 2012 Anne-Marie has been routinely recognised by her peers as one of Queensland’s best family lawyers and family law mediators.

The 2018 WLAQ Leneen Ford AC Woman Lawyer of the Year, Anne-Marie has been an executive member of some of Queensland’s and Australia’s leading legal organisations including the QLS Practice Management and Specialist Accreditation Committees and The Family Law Practitioners Association of Qld. She is the current Qld Solicitor representative on the Executive of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

Anne-Marie is committed to dispute resolution without recourse to trial and regularly trains practitioners around the country in mediation, arbitration and collaborative practice (a model in which she has consistently worked for over 10 years). Her focus is on the practical application of a “positive approach” to problem solving and her engaging presentations invite audiences to embrace the concept that conflict can be resolved without combat.

Anne-Marie regularly presents at local, national and international conferences and, as well as writing for both academic and industry publications on topics related to Family Law, Dispute Resolution and “Positive Problem Solving”, she is a consultant author to the CCH’s Family Law Service and the Master Family Law Guide.

Ms Anne-Marie Rice will be teaching LAWS7851 Mediation and Conflict Management.


Mr Sam Walpole

Sam Walpole is currently a Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission. He was previously an Associate to the Hon Chief Justice Allsop AO of the Federal Court of Australia and to the Hon Justice Philippides of the Queensland Court of Appeal. Sam holds Bachelors of Arts and Laws (First Class Honours) degrees from the University of Queensland, from which he graduated as Law Valedictorian and with the University Medal in Law. He subsequently read for the Bachelor of Civil  Law at Wadham College, Oxford as an Oxford-Hackney Scholar, graduating with Distinction. Sam has published in a number of domestic and international journals, including the Law Quarterly ReviewLloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law QuarterlyAustralian Journal of Corporate Law and Australian Bar Review and has interests spanning all of private and regulatory law. He has particular interests in equity, restitution, shipping, legal history and corporate law. Sam is also a Director of the UQ Law Alumni Association.

Mr Sam Walpole will be teaching LAWS7835 Commercial Equity Litigation.


Professor David Hodson OBE MICArb

Professor David Hodson OBE MICArb is a family law dispute resolution specialist with a particular specialisation in international cases. He is an English solicitor, mediator, family arbitrator, Deputy (part time) District Judge at the Central Family Court, London and an Australian (NSW) solicitor and barrister. He deals with complex family law cases, often with an international element.

He is practising in London, England and Sydney, Australia. He is a partner and co-founder (2007) of The International Family Law Group LLP, www.iflg.uk.com, the world's first law firm specifically dedicated to serving international families and their children and families with international, foreign assets. 

He was appointed OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2014 for “services to international family law”.

He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Law (UK) and Honorary Professor at Leicester University UK, giving keynote lectures and contributing to the development in the education of family law.

He is author and editor of "The International Family Law Practice" (5th ed 2016) published by Lexis Nexis Jordans and co author of “When Cupids Arrow Crosses National Boundaries: A Guide for international families”.

He is an Accredited Family Law Specialist (with portfolios in Substantial Assets and International Cases), a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), a fellow of the Asian Institute of ADR Professionals, a Fellow of the Centre for Social Justice, a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and of LawAsia. He is also a licensed Church of England occasional preacher.

He has been a member of the Advisory Board of the UK Law Commission in respect of their work on "Marital Agreements, Matrimonial Property and Needs" and on “Enforcement of family court financial orders”, and of the Advisory Board of the UK Financial Services Authority on provision of information for separating and divorcing couples. He is a member of the English Law Society Family Law Committee.

In November 2011 he received the prestigious inaugural Jordans Family Law Commentator of the Year award for his outstanding contribution to commentary on family law matters, as voted by family lawyers.

David has written and spoken extensively on family law including many conferences around the world.

Professor David Hodson will be teaching  LAWS7723 Topic: International Family Law.


Ms Sarah Holland

Sarah Holland is a Barrister at the Queensland Bar.  She has a broad commercial practice with a particular interest in defamation and media law.

She is the Co-Editor of the Queensland Reports and she is responsible for producing the weekly Queensland Law Reporter.  She holds a BA/LLB (hons) from UQ and she was awarded an LLM (1st class) from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. 

She has taken on various academic roles over the years including as course coordinator of Planning Law at UQ. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer in advocacy at the College of Law. 

Prior to being called to the Bar she was Associate to the Honourable Susan Crennan AC QC in the Federal Court at Melbourne and she has worked internationally and in Australia, 

Ms Sarah Holland will be teaching LAWS5127 Media Law


Dr Paul O'Shea

A solicitor for 30 years, Paul O’Shea is the principal of O’Shea Lawyers specialising in commercial and consumer law. Dr O’Shea was a Senior Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland. He is the author of Credit, Consumers and the Law published by Routledge of London which describes him as “One of Australia’s leading researchers in consumer law.” He  is the current author of the title “Mortgages and Securities” for Halsbury’s Laws of Australia and The Legal Environment of Business (Thomson Reuters, 2006) and numerous articles and book chapters on commercial and consumer law including a chapter on “Regulatory Consistency and Powers” in Consumer Law and Policy in Australia and New Zealand (Federation Press, 2014). He has also taught at Griffith University, Monash-Mt Eliza Business School in Melbourne and in Singapore, Brunei, Thailand and the Shanghai Institute for Foreign Trade in China. His project Simplification of Disclosure in Consumer Credit: Empirical Research and Redesign was the largest and most comprehensive experimental study into pre-contractual disclosure ever conducted in Australia. Its recommendations were the basis for reforms in the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Home Loans and Credit Cards) Act 2011. His publications have been cited with approval in judgments of three state supreme courts. 
He has conducted some of the leading cases in consumer credit law as well as advised governments, consumer groups, external dispute resolution schemes and industry on consumer credit and financial services law. He is a member of the Investment, Life Insurance and Stockbroking Panel of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority and both the Banking and Finance and Competition and Consumer Law Committees of the Queensland Law Society.

Dr Paul O'Shea will be teaching LAWS5136 Commercial Law.