Howard Packer

Howard PackerHoward Packer was admitted as a barrister in 1997. Before that he was a solicitor in Australia and England for 11 years. He holds a BA/LLB and a Masters Degree in Peace and Development studies. In 2007, Howard was appointed Synod Advocate of the Uniting Church Synod NSW/ACT. Since 1995 Howard has run advocacy training courses for summer clerks and graduate employees of some of the larger law firms in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Howard was for 18 years on the Uniting Care NSW/ACT Board, the largest non-government provider of community services in New South Wales. He was also active for 8 years in the NSW Parents’ and Citizens’ Association. He is married with three children.

He is now serving on the MLC School Council and the Uniting Church of Australia Assembly Taskgroup for the Royal Commission: into Child Sexual Abuse.

Areas of practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration/Mediation/Expert Determination)
  • Banking
  • Building and Construction
  • Children’s Court
  • Commercial
  • Criminal
  • Equity
  • Family Law
  • Family Provision
  • Inquests and Commission of Inquiry
  • Intellectual Property

Contact information

Phone: (+61 2) 9335 3052

Fax: (+61 2) 9335 3099

Email: hpacker@stjames.net.au