BSc, LLM(LP), LLM, PRI, Lawyer, Accredited Mediator NMAS, Accredited Specialist (Commercial Litigation)
Roland has broad experience and a strong track record of court appearances in trials and other contested matters, which enables the team at Parke Lawyers to conduct cases from first instructions to conclusion. It ensures provision of an informed and well-founded strategy from the outset and that every step taken is directed at achieving the client’s desired outcome. It allows Parke Lawyers to offer clients a choice between being represented by an experienced advocate from our practice or engaging external counsel. Roland’s experience also allows the team to add value and have informed, active participation in matters that involve working with barristers or other practitioners.
Roland’s main practice areas are commercial and general litigation, criminal law, Coroners Court inquests and investigations, employment law, family law, intervention order proceedings, mediation, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. He has significant experience in salvaging matters requiring a fresh approach or second opinion. Roland is a nationally accredited mediator focusing on dispute resolution in commercial, contractual and employment disputes in private and government settings.
His key strengths are advocacy skills; mediation and dispute resolution skills; and developing novel, innovative and effective legal and negotiation strategies. Roland frequently acts for and advises other lawyers.
Roland considers his greatest achievements to be his track record of successful outcomes for a broad range of clients and legal matters; and his ability to recognise that each client’s case is most important to them and should be treated as such by their lawyer. Roland has acted for and against government, large listed companies, SMEs, not for profit organisations and individuals.
Family law solution
As an experienced advocate who can represent clients in final and interim hearings, as well as in mediations and conciliations, Roland’s input is a key part of the Parke Lawyers family law solution. His experience includes acting for clients at all stages of property, parenting and other family law proceedings, as well as assisting other practitioners in the strategic use of procedural applications and the preparation of evidence.
With our ability to provide the services of an experienced advocate, Parke Lawyers gives clients the option of a more flexible and cost effective approach to their family law proceedings. Through Roland representing clients both in and out of court, we can reduce our reliance on the services of external barristers. Where clients choose to engage external counsel, our experience allows us to select the most suitable barristers and to work efficiently and collaboratively with them to protect clients’ interests. Our flexibility to allow clients to avoid the cost of engaging both a solicitor and a barrister where only one lawyer is needed in the vast majority of matters, or to assemble a highly experienced legal team where clients elect to do so, sets Parke Lawyers apart from many other family law practices.
Roland also has extensive experience representing applicants and respondents in related litigation, such as contested intervention order proceedings and child protection matters, allowing Parke Lawyers to provide a family law solution which protects all aspects of our clients’ interests.