Level 31 239 George Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000
(07) 3232 2145

PHILIP
O’HIGGINS

Year Of Call : 2009

PERSONAL ASSISTANT
DETAILS

Kirsty Baker
Phone: (07) 3232 2195

CURRICULUM
VITAE

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Overview

Philip has a broad commercial practice, which includes contract and resources disputes, general corporate law (including takeovers) and corporate insolvency, banking, professional liability and disciplinary matters, intellectual property, real property (including mortgage fraud), construction and trusts disputes. He enjoys a substantial banking and finance practice acting for major banks and financial institutions in a range of matters.

Philip appears both led and alone and has experience leading junior counsel. He appeared on behalf of a national insurer in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (Hayne Inquiry) and recently appeared, pro bono, in a successful criminal appeal against conviction.

Before coming to the Bar in 2009, Philip’s experience included significant periods as a litigation solicitor in leading commercial firms in Brisbane, the Channel Islands and London, having been admitted in 1997. Philip also worked as in-house counsel with one of the UK’s largest banks and as Associate to a judge of the Federal Court of Australia.

Philip holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.

Areas Of Practice

  • Arbitrators
  • Expert determiners
  • Mediators
  • Neutral evaluators
  • Referees
  • Civil appeals
  • Appellate
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building and construction
  • Competition
  • Consumer protection law
  • Contractual disputes
  • Corporate insolvency
  • Corporations law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • International commercial arbitration
  • Partnership disputes
  • Professional liability
  • Real Property
  • Restraint of trade
  • Securities and investments
  • Superannuation
  • Telecommunications and broadcasting
  • Transport law
  • Appellate
  • Family provision
  • Real property
  • Trusts
  • Wills and probate
  • Commissions and other inquiries