Professional Details

Douglas R. Murphy QC
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Cedric Hampson Chambers

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17 Inns of Court
107 North Quay
Brisbane, 4000
Fax: 61732363535


Description of Practice

Following admission to the bar in 1979 Doug has practised as a barrister, except for three years from 1984 to 1986 when he was a partner of a firm of solicitors. In May 1991, he was awarded a Master of Laws degree as an inaugural student of Bond University with majors in corporate and comparative law. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2006 but that rank was usurped by appointment by Letters Patent as Queens Counsel, on 6 June 2013 with his seniority preserved from the date of appointment as Senior Counsel.

Doug's practice has developed mainly in the fields of commercial law and equity but he has a wealth of experience in probate, succession Law and trusts.

Doug began mediating, as an adjunct to his practice as a barrister, in 1996. He is an approved Mediator and Appraiser for the Queensland Supreme and District Courts and he is also accredited under the National Mediator Accreditation System that commenced on a National basis in January 2008.

Having first trained at Bond University’s ADR Centre, (he is now a member of its advisory board)Doug has also studied, on two separate occasions at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, California, as well as at the American Institute of Mediation in Los Angeles.

Doug is a member of a number of mediator associations and in May 2013 he was inducted as a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators.

Professional Background

Doug is an Australian barrister with over 30 years experience and has mediated since 1996 having initially trained at Bond University, Gold Coast, and later at the Straus Institute and AIM in California.


Doug has been mediating since 1996 in the areas of commercial disputes, trade practices, contract law, partnership disputes, trusts, succession law, wills and estates.


Queensland Bar Admission Board, Master of Laws, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland.


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Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Franchise
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Maritime
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Trust Management
  • Workers Comp

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator

References available upon request.

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