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Nationally Accredited Mediator

Damien Atkinson has practised as a barrister since 1995, specialising in commercial, medico-legal and personal injuries work.  He regularly appears in all Courts for both Plaintiffs and Defendants, as well as acting as a mediator in disputes. 

He graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws with Honours.  He also has a Masters of Law from the University of Cambridge with First Class Honours, together with the Lady Foundress’s Prize for Law from Pembroke College.

He was appointed as Counsel Assisting to both the Morris Inquiry and the Davies Inquiry into the Bundaberg Hospital.  He has appeared in several major commercial cases.

He is also the Chair of the Youth Advocacy Centre in Brisbane, which deals with case work and policy concerning young people. 

He is a Board Member of the Medico-Legal Society of Queensland, as well as being the Chair of the Bar Association’s Human Rights Committee, and a Board Member of Micah Projects Pty Ltd.

Phone: (07) 3210 0551 — Mobile: 0488 711 966

Year of admission to the bar: 1995

Areas of practice

  • Alternate Dispute Resolution

  • Banking & Finance

  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency

  • Building & Construction

  • Commercial

  • Contract

  • Disciplinary proceedings

  • Equity

  • Industrial & Employment

  • Insurance

  • Intellectual Property

  • Inquests, Commissions of Inquiry & Statutory Tribunals

  • Medical Negligence

  • Native Title

  • Personal Injury

  • Proceeds of crime

  • Professional Negligence

  • Property

  • Wills, Probate & Family Provision

  • Work Health & Safety

  • Workers Compensation