Kurt holds honours qualifications in Law and Commerce (majoring in finance) from the University of Queensland.
In 2006, Kurt commenced full-time practice at McCullough Robertson Lawyers, and worked for ten years in the firm’s construction litigation team as a solicitor, senior associate and then consultant.
While employed at the firm, Kurt worked on numerous construction and commercial disputes for national and international clients, including judicial proceedings, arbitrations, expert determinations and adjudications under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act and its interstate counterparts. He also spent three years in the firm’s Sydney office during its expansion phase, including a period as head of the Sydney office’s construction and litigation team.
Kurt was called to the Queensland Bar in January 2016. In his capacity as a barrister, he has advised and acted for clients in a variety of commercial and construction disputes. He has also developed a specialization in defamation, and appeared for the successful respondent on appeal in one of the nation’s lead defamation authorities Smith v Lucht (the “Dennis Denuto” case).
Kurt has appeared as Counsel in the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Queensland, the District Court of Queensland, the Magistrates Court and the Federal Court of Australia. He has also acted for clients in proceedings in New South Wales and Victoria.
2016 – Barrister, admitted
2006 to 2015 – Solicitor, McCullough Robertson Lawyers
Bar Association of Queensland
Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (Qld)
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (Qld)
Building and Construction
Equity and Trusts
Inquests/ Commissions of Inquiry