Brett was called to the Bar in 2009. Prior to this he was a Tipstaff in the Queensland Court of Appeal, and worked as a solicitor in competition law, insolvency, and general commercial litigation.
Brett has a broad practice in corporate and commercial litigation, including building and construction, banking and finance, insolvency, equity, property, local government and environmental law, and intellectual property.
He appears, regularly without senior counsel, in motions, trials, and appeals in Federal, New South Wales and Queensland courts and tribunals.
Due to his experience with litigation in Queensland he is often retained by solicitors in New South Wales to act and advise in relation to disputes in Queensland.
Brett was most recently listed as a leading junior in The Legal 500 2023 Asia-Pacific Guide for Construction, Infrastructure and Property. Brett is described as “hard working, intelligent, perceptive, pragmatic and commercial” with “excellent” drafting and advocacy. Brett “balances well the need for strong advocacy and keeping the bench onside.”
Brett continues to be recognised as a recommended junior in Doyles Guide's Leading Construction & Infrastructure Junior Counsel - New South Wales, 2023, and most recently in Doyles Guide's Leading Construction & Infrastructure Junior Counsel - Australia, 2023.