Queensland Law Society

Past Presidents

Previous Presidents of the Queensland Law Society, the term they served and their legal firm:

2017 C Smyth – Robbins Watson Solicitors
2016 W Potts – Potts Lawyers
2015 M Fitzgerald – Ashurst
2014 I Brown
2013 A Bradfield – Fox Bradfield Lawyers
2012 J de Groot – de Groots Wills and Estate Lawyers
2011 B Doyle – Family Law Doyle Keyworth and Harris
2010 P Eardley – Eardley Motteram
2009 I Berry – Ian Berry Solicitor
2007-08 M L Mahon – Briese Mahon Lawyers
2006-07 J N L Pinder – Pinder Gandini Lawyers
2005-06 R Davis – Davis Legal & Strategic
2003-05 G W Ferguson – Ferguson Cannon Lawyers
2002-03 T M Sullivan – Davidson & Sullivan
2001-02 J Tooma – J A Tooma & Co
2000-01 R Giudes – Giudes & Elliott
1999-00 P D Carne – Carne & Herd
1998-99 P E M McCafferty – Bowdens Lawyers
1997-98 Dr J G Mann – Mallesons Stephen Jaques
1996-97 H C Grant – Grant & Simpson
1995-96 J A Schafer – O'Shea Corser & Wadley
1994-95 J F O'Sullivan – Justin F O'Sullivan & Edgar
1993-94 M P Baumann – Bells
1992-93 G C Fox – Groom & Lavers
1991-92 O Rinaudo – Rinaudo & Co
1990-91 P J Short – Feez Ruthning
1989-90 G J Vickery – Cannan & Peterson
1988-89 R J Grainger-Smith – Henderson Trout
1987-88 P D Channell – Hawthorn Cuppaidge & Badgery
1986-87 E A Nosworthy – Morris Fletcher & Cross
1985-86 D M Byrne – Williams & Williams
1984-85 J C Carey – Wilson Ryan & Grose
1983-84 G B Gargett – Chambers McNab Tully & Wilson
1982-83 D J Wadley – O'Shea Corser & Wadley
1981-82 R K Hill – RK Hill & Taylor
1980-81 J S P O'Keeffe – Tully & Wilson
1978-80 G A Murphy – M G  Lyons & Co
1976-78 H E Peterson – Cannan & Peterson
1974-76 S C H Foote – Chambers McNab & Co
1972-74 P T Crouch – Crouch & Crouch
1970-72 J R Nosworthy – Morris Fletcher & Cross
1968-70 J H Lalor – Thynne & Macartney
1966-68 C H Wilson – Tully & Wilson
1964-66 (Sir) J J Rowell – Neil O'Sullivan & Rowell
1962-64 (Sir) E S Douglas – Sholto Douglas & Douglas
1960-62 W H Hart – Flower & Hart
1958-60 J G Drake – James Drake & Walker
1956-58 J Casey – Casey & Casey
1954-56 W H Boyd – Cannan & Peterson
1952-54 J Paterson – Crouch & Pattersen
1950-52 L W H Butts – Morris Fletcher & Cross
1948-50 J F Fitzgerald – J F Fitzgerald & Co
1946-48 E R Cuppaidge – Hawthorn Cuppaidge & Co
1944-46 T J Bale – A W Bale & Son
1943-44 G R H Gill – King & Gill
1942-43 A E Robinson – DJ O'Mara & Robinson
(died in office)
1940-42 L P Power – Leonard Power & Power
1938-40 W P Rowland – Feez Ruthning & Co
1936-38 F T Cross – Morris Fletcher & Cross
1934-36 G R H Gill – King & Gill
1932-34 W F Lalor – Thynne & Macartney
1930-32 J A Walsh – J F Fitzgerald & Walsh
1928-29 E K Tully – Tully & Wilson
1928 R J McNab – Chambers McNab & Co
(died in office)

Please note amendments to Law Society Rules regarding Presidential terms:

  • reduced from two years to one year from 1980
  • changed from financial year to calendar year in 2008.