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.

Christopher Brohier

Consulting Barrister

Christopher's long legal career spans some 35 years of practice, first as a solicitor then at the South Australian bar. He has appeared on cases in various state tribunals, magistrates, district and supreme courts as well as both the Federal Court and the High Court of Australia.

In recent years Christopher has increasingly focused on human rights and Constitutional issues, engaging both on relevant cases and in the field of lobbying and policy advice.

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.