Barry Chappell

Barry is a Senior Associate in our Commercial Litigation & Insolvency team.

Biography

My name is Barry Chappell and I joined Murdoch Lawyers in March 2018.

Commercial litigation has been my main practice area since being admitted as a solicitor in the Australian Capital Territory in 1986.I worked in Canberra for a national firm before moving to Sydney where I was an insolvency accountant for a “Big Four” firm.

On becoming engaged to a Queenslander, I moved to Brisbane where I worked for two prominent accounting firms practising in the insolvency area. After a few years I resumed my legal career in England, where I became a partner in a mid-sized firm. At the time, in addition to insolvency law, I worked on maritime disputes involving North Sea fishing vessels operating from Hull.

Australia proved a more attractive place to live, so I moved back to Queensland practising in commercial litigation. I have mainly practised in the areas of insolvency, planning and environment along with contractual disputes, some of which involved large scale infrastructure projects.

I have a preference for alternative dispute resolution and hold university qualifications in that area. In March 2018, I joined Murdoch Lawyers where I can best assist my clients to resolve their disputes in a suitable timeframe at an acceptable cost.

I am passionate about continuous learning and have accumulated some university qualifications at both graduate and post graduate level in economics, accounting, history, politics, law, policing, intelligence and counter terrorism. I believe that knowledge in diverse areas helps me to understand the different perspectives of my clients.

Practice Areas

Qualifications & Reputation

Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted to practice in the A.C.T.
  • Admitted to practice in Queensland
  • Admitted to practice in England and Wales.
  • Admitted to the roll of the High Court of Australia

Associations

  • Member of Queensland Law Society
  • Member of Downs and South Western Queensland Law Association

Articles

Best Lawyers in Australia, 2021 Edition

Murdoch Lawyers is proud to announce that Special Counsel, John Lobban, has been listed in three areas of practice. Best…

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Covid-19 – Changes to Insolvency Laws Come into Effect

Our recent article outlined proposed changes to insolvency laws as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those changes…

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Insolvency – Recent Changes & What You Need To Know

There have been a number of recent changes to laws in the corporate insolvency area which will affect company directors…

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COVID-19 – Insolvency Law Amendments To Be Introduced

Yesterday, 22 March 2020, the Federal Government announced[1] its intention to make temporary changes to insolvency laws as part of…

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Assisting Businesses through the Coronavirus – Staffing & Other Arrangements

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to have a significant impact on businesses. From disruption to supply chain,…

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Contact Information

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