Matthew McDermott

Matthew was called to the bar in 2018. Prior to his call to the bar, Matthew practised as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand, before moving to Queensland in 2010, and practising as a solicitor in two national law firms in Brisbane, specialising in civil and commercial litigation, with a strong background in planning and environment, and local government law. ‚Äč

He has appeared in the Supreme Court, Planning and Environment Court and Magistrates Court in a broad range of disputes relating to town planning, environment, regulatory enforcement and prosecutions, judicial review and general commercial contractual matters.

Read more at Matthew's website.

Major Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Law
  • Planning and Environment
  • Regulatory proceedings
  • Administrative Law
  • Local Government


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