Peter Watson has practiced law for over 45 years, specialising in commercial, corporate, resources and trade practices law. Mr Watson is admitted to practice in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia as well as the High Court of Australia. For over 20 years, Mr Watson was a partner in the national law firm now known as Norton Rose Fulbright. During that time, he established and managed its Perth office for 4 years and Melbourne office for two years. In 1996, Mr Watson joined Andersen Legal as its first Melbourne partner and in 1999 was recruited by Normandy Mining as its group legal counsel and group executive. Following the takeover of Normandy by Newmont Mining Corporation, he returned to private legal practice and founded the successful boutique law firm Watsons Lawyers in Adelaide. Mr Watson is a member of the board of trustees at Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation (a medical research charitable foundation), and non-executive director at Felton Grimwade and Bosisto's.