Peter L. Hanlon

Peter L. Hanlon

Position: Barrister

Qualification: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Queensland University of Technology, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Bond University, a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from the University of Queensland, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Queensland University of Technology

Phone: 07 3007 1755


About Me

Peter has been a Barrister at BENNETT CHAMBERS GROUP in Brisbane in Queensland for 29 years and he is a Visiting Member of WILLIAM FORSTER CHAMBERS in Darwin in the Northern Territory.

He has gained a broad grounding in law in such areas as criminal law, civil law, personal and corporate insolvency law, commercial law, family law and defacto property law, wills, estates and succession law.

Peter has appeared in numerous Courts and Tribunals throughout Australia including the Magistrates Court of Queensland, the District Court of Queensland, the Supreme Court of Queensland, QCAT, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia, Family Court of Western Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, the Northern Territory Local Court in its civil, criminal and regulatory jurisdictions, the Northern Territory Supreme Court in civil and criminal jurisdictions.

He is experienced in trials and final hearings, as well as in applications seeking interim and interlocutory relief.

He has excellent interpersonal skills which he brings to bear in his work, with his clients, instructing solicitors, opposing lawyers, and with the bench.

He adopts a common sense approach to his professional work.

As he also has a strong sense of social justice and specialises in litigation, he accepts Legal Aid work in criminal, family and child protection matters as well as ICL work as well as pro bono work upon request.

Speciality Areas of Practice

Family Law (child disputes)
Family Law (property disputes)
Defacto Property
Child Protection
Domestic Violence
Commercial Law
Criminal Law
Inquests/Commissions of Inquiry/Statutory Tribunals
Corporate/Commercial Law
Wills/Probate and Family Provision


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