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Education CV

Forest’s research is about understanding why it is—if indeed at all—exonerees ought to be compensated, and how the law ought to do so?

In a past life Forest was a solicitor in the commercial litigation team at Norton Rose Fulbright, where he acted in a range of commercial and regulatory disputes. Prior to that Forest was a judicial associate to the Honourable Chief Justice Murrell at the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and, before even that, he taught Constitutional Law, and Public Law and Statutory Interpretation at Monash University.

Forest took previous degrees from the University of Oxford (2016–17) and the University of Melbourne (2010–15).

Fields of research

Criminal Law

Tort Law


Philosophy of Law

Theories of Responsibility



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