Brett is a part-time D.Phil candidate at the Centre for Criminology at Oxford University and a full-time international energy and trade lawyer. Prior to commencing his D.Phil, Brett completed the MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (2007) at Oxford, receiving the Roger Hood Prize for the best performance in the MSc. Brett also completed the MSt in International Human Rights Law (2011) at Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar winning the Morris Prize for the best performance in the MSt. Brett’s other qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) from Bond University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Queensland and an MBA(Exec) from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Brett is a Senior Associate in Clyde & Co LLP's (London) international trade and energy team and has extensive experience acting for commodity trading, shipping, energy and resources companies on a range of transactional, operational and regulatory compliance matters, including anti-bribery and corruption, economic and trade sanctions regimes, and modern slavery and supply chain transparency. Brett is a member of Anti-Slavery International and the Ethical Alliance and is a TRACE International Anti-Bribery Specialist. 

Brett also specialises in land access for mining, gas and major infrastructure projects. Brett is an experienced native title lawyer and negotiator and was “recommended” in the 2014 Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession - leading native title lawyers. He has negotiated indigenous land use and cultural heritage agreements for mining and other major projects (including port and rail). Brett was also a member of the organising committee for the World Indigenous Legal Conference held in Brisbane in 2014.

Brett's D.Phil is being supervised by Professor Carolyn Hoyle and Dr Nazila Ghanea.



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Business and Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Genocide, Transitional Justice, Modern Slavery & Supply Chains.

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