Chris Flynn graduated from the Griffith Law School in 1999. His expertise in energy security and public international law has seen him provide advice to government and private clients in more than 50 countries worldwide. Chris is now Partner at top tier Sydney-based law firm Gilbert + Tobin, renowned for their significant focus on social justice, refugee law, indigenous welfare and community law. Chris has played a lead role in some of the country’s most high-profile cases in recent years - heading the legal team responsible for the successful release of journalist Peter Greste, who was detained in Egypt for 400 days, and support to the council assisting the Commonwealth in the Chan & Sukumaran capital punishment cases.
Nikki Robinson graduated from the Griffith Law School in 1996. She has expertise in property, commercial and infrastructure projects has seen her provide advice to both private and public sector clients in. Nikki is currently the National Practice Group Leader of Clayton Utz’s Real Estate team. She has played a lead role in some of Australia’s most high-profile urban renewal projects including the $7 million Barangaroo project, Sydney’s 20 year global precinct development on the western edge of the harbour, the $2 billion Parramatta Square redevelopment, and the $2.5 billion Darling Harbour Live project. In 2016, Nikki was named the Lawyers Weekly Real Estate Partner of the Year.
Joshua Creamer is a Waanyi and Kalkadoon man who practices as a barrister around Australia. For the past four years, he has been recognised by the Doyle’s Guide as one of the leading Native Title barristers in Australia. Chambers and Partners Asia–Pacific, a prestigious directory which ranks the world’s best lawyers, have recognised Joshua as an up-and-comer in Native Title jurisdiction and one of Australia’s Outstanding Young Lawyers. From 2010–2014 Joshua served as the President of the Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland. In 2013, he was awarded the Griffith University Arts, Education and Law Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year award for his work in Native Title and dedicating his professional life to advancing the interests of Indigenous Australians. As a Griffith Law student he was awarded the Rubin Hurricane Carter Award for Commitment to Social Justice. After his studies he was an associate of the late Honourable Peter Dutney in the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Kara Cook graduated from Griffith Law School in 2009 and has dedicated her career to social justice pursuits. She was named Best Lawyers in Australia under 30 by Lawyers Weekly in 2015. Kara is currently the Principal Solicitor and Director of COOKLEGAL. She was the former Principal Solicitor at the Women’s Legal Service Queensland, a community legal centre which provides free legal and social work services to 3,500 women each year, in family law and domestic violence matters. Her unwavering commitment to her community is also evident in her pro bono work in local legal centres, providing advice to disadvantaged people, with a focus particularly on women and victims of domestic violence. Kara has also been recognised as the Law Council of Australia’s 2014 Australian Young Lawyer of the Year, and named in The Courier Mail’s 2014 50 best and brightest in Queensland.