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Peter L. Hanlon
Bennett Chambers Group


Level 6
Inns of Court
107 North Quay
Brisbane QLD 4000

Northern Territory:

Level 1
26 Harry Chan Avenue
Darwin NT 0800

Tel: (07) 3007 1755 (Brisbane) or 0408 743 543 (Darwin)
Fax: (07) 3007 1799

Peter has been a Barrister at Bennett Chambers Group in Brisbane in Queensland for over 31 years and he is a Visiting Member of William Forster Chambers in Darwin in the Northern Territory since 2013.

He has gained a broad grounding in criminal law, professional regulation and discipline law, civil, commercial and corporate law, personal/corporate insolvency law, family law, wills, estates and succession law.

Peter has appeared in numerous Courts and Tribunals throughout Australia including the Magistrates Court of Queensland, the District Court of Queensland, the Supreme Court of Queensland, QCAT, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia, Family Court of Western Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, the Northern Territory Local Court in its civil, criminal and regulatory jurisdictions, the Northern Territory Supreme Court in civil and criminal jurisdictions.

He is an experienced Trial Advocate, in matters seeking interim relief as well as final relief, as well as Appeals.

He has excellent interpersonal skills and he is very inclusive: “He has Rudyard Kipling’s ability to ‘walk with kings, nor lose the common touch’.”  And as you would expect, he is “affordable, accessible and personable”.

Notwithstanding a good eye for complex detail, he adopts a common sense approach to his professional work.

As he also has a strong sense of social justice and specialises in litigation, he accepts Legal Aid work in criminal, family and child protection matters as well as ICL work as well as pro bono work upon request.

Dispute resolution prospects are enhanced by his approachable manner and his highly regarded professional mastery and delivery of skills as a pragmatic, competent and impartial mediator.

Speciality Areas of Practice

  • Family Law (child disputes and property disputes)
  • Child Protection
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Law
  • Investigative Hearings (ASIC, Crime and Corruption Commission, Australian Crime Commission)
  • Professional Regulation and Discipline
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Corporate/Commercial Law
  • Wills/Probate and Family Provision

Nationally Accredited Mediatior
Family Law Arbitrator (FLA Reg 67B)

“Liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation”