Agnes Derrick

Agnes is a Lawyer in our Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Insolvency Team.


My name is Agnes Derrick and I joined Murdoch Lawyers in February 2016.

I completed my Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing (with Distinction) at the Queensland University of Technology, and I was admitted as a Solicitor in Queensland in March 2017.

Since my admission, I have practised exclusively in the areas of Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Insolvency here at Murdoch Lawyers.

On a day-to-day basis, I deal with a range of advisory and litigious matters, such as debt recovery, bankruptcy and winding up actions, building and construction disputes (including payment claims and subcontractor’s charges), estate disputes, and other civil disputes.

I have a particular interest in building and construction law, and regularly act for homeowners, principals and builders, advising and assisting my clients throughout their disputes, as well as through the QBCC complaint process and QBCC insurance scheme process as necessary.

I understand that my clients face the commercial realities and personal impact of the work I do, so keeping this front of mind, I strive to achieve the best possible outcome for each client.

Outside of work, I serve my local church community as Parish Musical Director, which involves training our choir, and playing my musical instruments at Sunday Mass. I also love to dance, ride my jetski, and explore new places.

Practice Areas

Qualifications & Reputation

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing) with Distinction, Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law


  • Member of the Queensland Law Society


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