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Our Team

Peter Saggers

BA, LLB (Hons), JP, Acc.Spec. (Crime-QLD) accredited_icon



Peter was born in Brisbane, his parents were born in Brisbane and his children were born in Brisbane. He has been in Brisbane all of his life. He knows the people and he knows the City. He started at the Public Defenders Office in July 1989 and has worked in criminal law ever since.

He has been interested in criminal law from that first day and that interest has never waned. He has conducted the biggest trials that have been heard in the State, and is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist. He has mates in all walks of life and will make the criminal law easily understood.

Dave Garratt

LLB (Hons), Grad Dip LP



After numerous tours of Iraq and East Timor in the Australian Army, Dave has seen enough of the world and the lawlessness war creates. He wanted to settle down and become a lawyer doing criminal law and to make something of his life after the army. Dave knows a bit about stress and fear due to his experiences, and he can relate to how his client’s must feel about going to court.

Dave will fight for you in court; he is always well prepared, works hard and is a regular presenter on the Queensland Traffic offenders program. If you call, Dave will be happy to give you some free initial advice.

Emily Lewsey

B.Env.Sc, LLB (Hons), Grad Dip LP



Emily is admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.

Emily has been working with Howden Saggers Lawyers since 2015. She obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Environmental Science from Griffith University and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from Bond University. Emily is currently completing her Masters of Law through Melbourne University specialising in criminal law and procedure.

Emily maintains a strong interest in social justice and regularly volunteers her time at Caxton Legal Centre providing pro-bono legal advice in relation to criminal law matters.

Emily is friendly, efficient, hard working and understands that keeping in regular communication with people is important. She believes you have just as much right to know what͛s going on with your matter as the lawyers do and to have it explained in a way that makes sense.

Emily has extensive experience in all areas of criminal law from traffic matters to sexual assault matters, drug trafficking and everything between and appears regularly in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts.

Bettina Webb

BCCJ, LLB, Grad Dip LP



Bettina was born and raised on the Gold Coast. In her spare time she enjoys going on picnics and venturing to new cafes where she can drink her chai lattes.

She began her passion for the criminal justice system when she began working for Prisoners’ Legal Service. It was here she was able to gain insight as to the ins and outs of jails in Queensland. She regularly helped people with their parole applications and assisted families in understanding what was happening to their loved one while in custody.

In 2014 Bettina began working for Howden Saggers Lawyers where she gained an appreciation for the court processes. She now attends court on a daily basis and uses her knowledge and experience in working with those caught up in the criminal justice system to get the best results possible.

Joe Wicking

LL.B, B.IntBus, GradDipLP

Joe is a dedicated and proficient advocate in all aspects of Criminal Law & Traffic Law. He has a breadth of experience in these areas and has conducted matters in a broad array of jurisdictions including the Magistrates Court, District Court and Supreme Court.

Joe appears on matters Australia wide however appears regularly throughout South East Queensland. Appearing in Courts from Brisbane to Bryon Bay, Coolangatta to Charleville and Cairns and Southport to Sandgate, Joe has experience in regional and rural courts as well as in the city.

Joe brings a straightforward and strategic approach to each and every matter. Joe understands that appearing before the Court can be a daunting and often life changing experience and will not leave outcomes to chance. Joe realises that every matter is different and seeks to ensure that his clients are aware of the options and potential outcomes of their matters.

Joe has extensive experience in a wide spectrum of criminal law matters, including murders, drug trafficking, corruption, fraud and driving offences.

Those charged with criminal and traffic offences can rest assured that Joe͛s experience, knowledge and prudent advice will ensure the best possible outcome.

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