Margaret Forrest practices predominantly in commercial law and administrative law.

Margaret represents her clients in all jurisdictions, including the Supreme Court and the High Court.

Prior to the Bar, Margaret was a solicitor in the Corporate and International Tax Division of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu; a solicitor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions; and an Associate to Judge Kiernan Dorney QC in the District Court of Queensland.  

Margaret has also worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague and as a tutor in Criminal Law and Procedure at the University of Queensland, where she currently tutors Evidence Law.

Margaret holds a Master of Philosophy (Criminology) from the University of Cambridge and degrees in Law and Arts (Mandarin Chinese) from the University of Queensland.  She was the recipient of a Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust Scholarship.

Phone: (07) 3333 9940 – Mobile: 0422 542 706 – Email: mforrest@qldbar.asn.au

Year of admission to the bar: 2017

Areas of practice

  • Administrative

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Appellate

  • Building and Construction

  • Commercial

  • Competition and Trade Practices

  • Contract

  • Criminal

  • Defamation

  • Disciplinary Proceedings

  • Family

  • Industrial and Employment

  • Intellectual Property

  • Inquests, Commissions of Inquiry and Statutory Tribunals

  • Proceeds of Crime