Peter Whitehead

Solicitor and Board Member

Peter is a Partner of Intellectual Property and Commercial Law Firm, Hazan Hollander. He holds double degrees in Applied Chemistry, BSc and Bachelor of Laws, LLB with First Class Honours

Peter specialises in both litigious and non-litigious areas of intellectual property law and practises extensively in the areas of commercial law, commercial litigation and equity.  He has successfully acted for clients in a number of leading cases in the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and has acted as advocate in several proceedings heard by the Australian Trade Marks Office.

Having practised in the legal profession for almost 20 years, Peter knows first hand the skills and knowledge that law firms expect from their junior employees. He also understands the difficulties that many young people face in securing employment, especially in the legal profession where the competition for paralegal positions is fierce.

Peter is proud to be associated with the Centre for Paralegal Studies. His wealth of experience enables him to make valuable contributions to courses that will assist students, administrative staff and employers.

Simon White SC

Senior Counsel and Consultant

Simon was admitted to practice in 1987 and subsequently called to the Bar in 1990. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2004.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Simon practised as a solicitor at Corrs Chambers Westgarth where he worked as a commercial litigator for 3 years. As a barrister Simon has gained extensive experience in the conduct of complex, as well as smaller scale, commercial/equity litigation in a wide range of industries and involving diverse areas of law. He also has extensive experience in competition related matters appearing for and advising both the regulator and private clients.

Simon has been responsible for the conduct of proceedings in all of the principal courts in New South Wales, as well as the Federal Court, the High Court, the Australian Competition Tribunal and Supreme Courts in other States. He has also developed an extensive Family Court practice drawing upon his commercial/equity experience to conduct complex property settlement disputes.

The Centre for Paralegal Studies is extremely pleased to have Simon as part of its team.

Talia Epstein

Barrister and Course Contributor

Talia is a Barrister at 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers. She holds a Bachelor of Law with First Class Honours from UNSW and a Master of Law from Columbia University.

Earlier in her career, Talia worked as Associate to Justice Jacobson in the Federal Court of Australia and practised in New York at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. She has also worked at international organisations including the International Criminal Court in The Hague, and Human Rights Watch in New York.

Talia has a diverse legal background with experience in civil litigation and criminal law, and has practised both domestically and internationally. She has also practised as a solicitor in NSW and lectured in public law at the University of New South Wales.

Talia is an author of some of the Centre for Paralegal Studies’ course material. Her academic talent and broad practical experience bring considerable value to that material.

Daiane Marcon

Enrolments Co-ordinator

Daiane is a valuable member of the Centre for Paralegal Studies team.

Daiane has extensive qualifications and experience in administration and marketing, holding a degree in Administration. Daiane understands the benefits of continued learning and knows that increasing your personal knowledge and skills makes you more valuable to your employer as well as a better candidate for any job application.

Daiane would be pleased to help with any questions you may have during the enrolment process. Please contact her at with any questions.

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