Matthew McDermott: Barrister-at-law



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.

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.

Practice Areas

Planning and Environment

Commercial Law

Administrative Law

Local Government

Regulatory proceedings

Criminal Law




Master of Laws (University of Queensland) 2016

Bachelor of Laws (Victoria University of Wellington) 2006

Bachelor of Arts (Victoria University of Wellington) 2006

Get in Touch

Quay 11 Chambers
Level 11, 95 North Quay

Phone: +61 7 3012 7752

Mobile: +61 406 919 526


P: +61 7 3012 7752

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