Who we are

John Steenhof

Managing Director

John has over 15 years experience as a lawyer and started his career in a large corporate and commercial law firm. In 2015, John started Steenhof Brothers specialising in commercial law and also practicing in religious freedom litigation and advisory. 

John has also served on the boards of a number of charities in Western Australia and has been active in setting up residential restoratio programmes.

John started with HRLA in 2019.

Alex Millard


Alex has recently completed his Juris Doctor and is starting out his legal career with HRLA as a legal clerk. He is deeply interested in Human Rights and has had experience working as a legal intern in Europe, working on freedom of speech and anti-discrimination issues.

Prior to starting his career in law Alex studied political science and spent 4 years in private research and consultancy where he contributed to economic and social policy development as well as speech writing and statistical programming projects.

Alex started with HRLA in 2019.

David Burr


David has been in legal practice with his wife for over 30 years with a major focus in commercial and property matters. David also holds a Master of Laws (Human Rights) from Monash University and has expanded his practice to include human rights matters.

In addition to legal practice, David has also pursued a number of business interests in property development, manufacturing and agriculture.

JJA Wallace AM

Board Member

Jim's long army career included command of the SAS Regiment, Special Forces and the Mechanised Brigade's 3,000 personnel and most of the army's fighting vehicles. He has also served with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation in Golan Heights. He attained the rank of Brigadier.

In 1984 Jim was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to counter terrorism.