Tom Sullivan KC Appointed to Supreme Court

Published Thursday, 16 February, 2023 at 04:24 PM

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

Brisbane barrister Tom Sullivan KC is the State’s newest Supreme Court judge.

Mr Sullivan is among the State’s leading construction barristers and was highly respected in his recent role as President of the Bar Association of Queensland.

Mr Sullivan ran a busy commercial practice from Lucinda Chambers, where he appeared at both trial and appellate levels in State and Federal courts and tribunals.

Mr Sullivan is recognised for his expertise in large and complex building and construction disputes.

With a focus on insolvency, construction, banking and corporations law, Mr Sullivan represented national and international clients.

Mr Sullivan went to the Bar in 1995 and took silk as Senior Counsel in 2008.

Quotes attributable to Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman:

“I wish to congratulate Mr Sullivan on his appointment.

“It is a true honour – and one with great responsibility – to sit on the bench of the Supreme Court of Queensland. Mr Sullivan has already demonstrated he has the capabilities to handle those duties to the highest level.

“Mr Sullivan has a distinguished academic history, having been awarded the University Medal at the University of Queensland and a Masters of Laws from Cambridge University, in which he took a first.

“Mr Sullivan has extensive legal experience, having appeared in many complex and very high-profile matters, and serving as a past President of the Bar Association of Queensland.”


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