Richard John Douglas QC

BCom (Hons), LLB (Hons)

Richard was admitted to the Bar in 1980 and elevated to the rank of Senior Counsel in 1998 and Queen’s Counsel in 2013.  He is a current member of the Bar Association of Queensland (President November 2009 to November 2011).  He is chair of the Bar Association of Queensland general litigation advisory committee and deputy chair of the Association’s professional standards committee.

He practises in Queensland and interstate in civil trial and appellate advocacy, with associated advisory practice.  He is a member and director of Hemmant’s List and a nationally accredited and experienced mediator.

He has appeared in many of the leading cases construing the pre-procedure and Ipp civil liability legislation of Queensland.

Publications and Editorial Contacts

  • Annotated Civil Liability Legislation Queensland (Fourth Edition, 2016)
  • Civil Liability Australia
  • Australian Civil Liability Newsletter board member and contributor

Awards & Recognition

  • Appointed Senior Counsel in 1998 and Queen’s Counsel in 2013.
  • Recipient in 2014 of Australian Insurance Law Association’s Annual Insurance Law Prize.
  • Geoff Masel Annual Lecturer in 2018.

Speaking Engagements

Richard speaks frequently at conferences conducted by the Bar Association of Queensland, the Queensland Law Society and other legal-professional institutions.

Professional Organisations & Memberships

  • Bar Association of Queensland (President 2009 to 2011).
  • Medico-Legal Society of Queensland (President 2016 to 2018).
  • Australian Insurance Lawyers Association.
  • Commercial Law Association.
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance.
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator .
Areas of expertise
Common law and statutory liability
Commercial law
Real Property
Confiscation of Criminal Profits
Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) – UQ
Bachelor of Laws (Hons) – UQ
Master of Laws – UQ
Professional Contact
Tel: (07) 3218 0620
Personal Assistant: Pauline O’Neill