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McCullough Robertson

Work Department

Litigation and Dispute Resolution




Practising primarily in the area of commercial litigation, Peter’s experience sees him work across a number of industries in relation to litigious matters, as well as non-litigious matters requiring court approval. Highly principled, Peter aims to resolve matters with minimum disruption to his clients.

Peter works with clients to bring and resolve disputes arising primarily from contractual breakdowns, misleading or deceptive conduct and other competition, consumer or defamation claims.

His areas of industry expertise include mining and resources, intellectual property and technology, property and native title.

Peter also specialises in administrative law.  His judicial review experience includes advising government clients in relation to proper decision making processes, and acting for government and private clients in the Queensland and Federal Courts in relation to reviews under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act (Cth), the Judicial Review Act 1991 (Qld), and the Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth).

Peter acts for clients in schemes of arrangement under the Corporations Act and manages litigation due diligence for corporate clients in relation to M&A matters.

Previously working in-house at the global head office of an international travel group, Peter assisted with dispute matters as well as commercial negotiations with travel services and software suppliers.


Queensland Law Society


Bachelor of Laws (Hons) – University of Queensland
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – International Relations – University of Queensland

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Intellectual property

McCullough Robertson attracts an ever-increasing volume of referrals for internationally focused work, in part due to its independent status. Brisbane-based department head Belinda Breakspear and her team are recommended for handling matters on the trade mark front in particular –  the team operates a significant trade marks practice, particularly trade mark portfolio management. Litigation work is an area of expertise for Tim Case and Peter Stokes and the team members are well versed in advising clients in industries such as pharmaceuticals, agriculture, TMT, and the public sector. On the team front; in Sydney, commercial lawyer Alison Walshe joined from Norton Rose Fulbright and the Brisbane office welcomed special counsel Jake Grant, formerly an in-house counsel and Michelle Betschart from Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers.