Adrian William Duffy QC

ChambersJeddart Chambers
Street AddressLevel 35, Santos Place, 32 Turbot Street, Brisbane Queensland 4000
Postal Address
DX AddressDX 40154 Quay Central
Telephone07 3236 0888
Mobile0418 716 600
Fax07 3210 6330
Year Admitted to Practice 1983 (solicitor); 1997 (barrister)
Year Elected to WABA2018
Year Appointed QC/SC2015
QualificationsLLM (UQ)
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Adrian was admitted to the Bar in 1997, having before that practised for some 14 years as a solicitor, most of which time he was a partner in one of the prominent national firms.

His practice extends to a broad range of commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation, including Admiralty, maritime and aviation law, industrial and employment law, commercial and professional indemnity insurance, engineering and construction, mining and resources, native title, trade practices and commercial contracts.

He has long experience in international and domestic arbitration, mostly as legal representative for parties, but including as arbitrator.  He is a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association and has acted in a number of maritime arbitrations conducted in London by arbitrators appointed under LMAA Rules.  He is also a member of ICCA and has acted in arbitrations conducted under a number of other regimes, including ICC Rules.

He has served on and chaired many professional committees and delivered a number of papers on a variety of areas of law.  He is presently a member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Queensland Bar and Editor of Hearsay, the Journal of the Bar Association of Queensland.

He is listed in the 2016 edition of Doyle’s Guide as one of the Leading Transport Barristers in Australia and as one of the Leading Employment & WHS Barristers in Queensland.  He is listed in the 2017 edition as one of the recommended Senior Counsel in Native Title.



  • Administrative & Constitutional
  • Building & Construction
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Consumer Protection
  • Coronial Inquiries
  • Defamation
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Employment Law
  • Industrial Law
  • Insurance
  • Mining Law
  • Native Title
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Law
  • Shipping Law
  • Trade Practices

Liability limited by a Scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation