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Our Team

Peter Saggers

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 became interested in criminal law at an early stage of her career through her time with the Innocence Project and her honours thesis examined the forensic use of DNA evidence in criminal trials.

Emily is a bit of a book worm – whether it is classic literature, travel memoirs, crime fiction or criminal law texts, she loves to read and learn new things. She puts this love of reading to good use and uses her knowledge of the criminal justice system to assist clients and to make navigating the waters of the justice system easier. Criminal law is constantly changing and she works hard at keeping updated with the changes in the law and procedure to get the best result for her clients.

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 what’s going on with your matter as the lawyers do and to have it explained in a way that makes sense.


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.

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