Robert Gallagher

Robert is a highly experienced litigator with a strong background in dispute resolution and corporate and commercial law, including business structures (companies, trusts, and partnerships) and corporate governance.

Robert is a published author on legal practice management, served on the Queensland Law Society's Practice Management Committee, and has acted as a director and company secretary of a number of substantial private companies, charitable foundations and community groups and as a Trustee of CEDA (Committee for Economic Development of Australia), and was a long-term member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Robert’s relevant experience includes:

  • Representing Westpac in litigation and dispute resolution matters
  • Conducted various actions for property owners to establish property, contract and easement rights, including appeals to the High Court of Australia (Fletcher v Crocus, Gallagher v Rainbow) and Court of Appeal (Ace Property Holdngs v Australia Post, Wintour v Menkens, Moffat v Hebron Park, Cathedral Village v Cathedral Place)
  • Representing AP Eagers Limited in competition and consumer matters
  • Acted for the Bank in NAB V Kabwand; Balanced Securities Limited in contract and insurance claims; The Coffee Club and Hitman Pest Control in franchise matters; the applicant in Jackson v Sterling Industries (dealing with Mareva orders); the successful plaintiffs in Stellard v North Qld Fuel, and the successful law firm partners in Sellg v Wealthsure
  • Represented the mine owner in the Moura Mine disaster enquiry
  • Represented building owners in several major building disputes concerning defective glass curtain walls in high rise buildings in Brisbane's GBD
  • Represented major players in the waste management industry in commercial, litigation and environmental issues.

Robert regularly lectures on Contract Law, Shareholders' Disputes and Commercial Dispute Resolution.