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Dr Ben Wardle
Availability: Weekdays

Ben is a passionate legal academic who has lectured law for over a decade. As someone who has marked thousands of assessment items over the years, Ben knows what academics are looking for and can help you develop the skills to meet their expectations. Drawing on his experience teaching property law, commercial law, criminal law, equity and trusts, legal theory, legal research, planning and environmental law, and constitutional law, Ben can help you improve your writing, researching, and legal problem solving abilities.


Ilia Roytberg
Availability: By appointment

Ilia is an experienced litigator with a passion for written and oral advocacy. He has worked in law firms since 2017 with professional experience including commercial, regulatory and quasi-criminal litigation.  Ilia is currently studying a Graduate Diploma at Melbourne University and is passionate about helping students develop their practical legal writing and knowledge both for study and to prepare for entry into the workplace.  He currently works as a solicitor-advocate at the Office of Public Prosecutions. Outside of work, Ilia enjoys barbecuing, surfing and traveling. Ilia teaches in a practical, friendly and engaging manner and would love to support you to improve your studies and results. 

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Christina Jackson
Availability: Thursdays and Fridays

Christina graduated from the University of Queensland in 2011 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2012.  She has a decade of experience as a solicitor, working within top-tier and boutique law firms and as in-house counsel.  She has also enjoyed sessional lecturing and tutoring at the University of the Sunshine Coast.  Throughout her career, Christina has cultivated expertise in commercial and contract law, employment law, privacy law, intellectual property law, environmental law, and animal law (but she is available to assist you with all areas of law).  Christina is currently a PhD candidate at Bond University where she is undertaking her research in animal law education - a topic which she is passionate about.  Christina’s professional and academic experience makes her highly skilled in legal research, writing and problem solving.  She would love to help you improve your academic abilities and achieve your desired results in a friendly and engaging environment. 

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Jamie Visco
Availability: By appointment

Jamie is a practicing lawyer working in the areas of Wills and Estates, Property Law and Commercial Law.  His usual matters span from simple estate planning and conveyancing to complex disputes and Supreme Court litigation. Jamie is well versed in the ‘Priestly 11’ and, believe it or not, he thoroughly enjoys legal research, so is well placed to help you navigate the daunting web that is the legal system. Jamie graduated form Southern Cross University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology. He completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Practical Legal Training with the College of Law in February 2020, specialising in Criminal Law and Wills and Estates. Jamie was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2021.


Steven Pidgeon
Availability: By appointment

Steven is a recent Graduate from Griffith University, Queensland. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Class I Honours) and Bachelor of Business (with Distinction, Major in Human Resources Management). Steven received the University Medal for Academic Excellence and is passionate about learning and helping others to learn. Having achieved a GPA of 6.65, he is well-experienced in academic writing and legal research, including having completed his year-long Honours Legal Research Thesis, which achieved a High Distinction and is currently seeking publication. He also works part-time as a Research Assistant for the Griffith Law School, and is currently completing his Practical Legal Training (PLT). Steven is well-placed to support your legal studies and help you achieve the results you’re seeking.


Elizabeth Danaher
Availability: By appointment

Elizabeth is a recent Graduate from Griffith University. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Major in Sociology and Linguistics). Elizabeth received the Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence consecutively from 2017 to 2021. Having tutored both at the GUMURRII Student Success Unit and privately, she enjoys assisting students with their studies and making learning a meaningful experience. Elizabeth's love for law, writing and research comes from her experience as Editor-in-Chief at the Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity, Research Assistant for the Griffith Law School, and her completion of an Honours Legal Research Thesis. Elizabeth is currently preparing her Honours Thesis for publication, co-writing an article with legal scholars from a recent research scholarship project, and will shortly be commencing her Practical Legal Training at QUT. Elizabeth can help you with your legal writing, research, and problem-solving abilities.

Kevin Osborn
Availability: weekdays & weekends

Kevin has over 20 years of practising and teaching experience in Australia and abroad including New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong. Our favourite thing about Kevin is his passion and dedication to help students learn and enjoy the law and studying - at the end of the day, you should always love what you're doing right? 

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