Michael Smith

Michael is a senior, well regarded lawyer. Michael is admitted as a solicitor ​of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He is entered on the Register of Practitioners of the High Court of Australia.

He was admitted as a solicitor in Queensland in 1978 after serving his articles with a prominent Brisbane CBD firm. He remained there until 1991 when he moved to the Gold Coast to take up a senior position with a prominent Southport firm.

In over 40 years in practice, Michael has gained wide experience. He has always been a ‘court lawyer’ focusing on disputes and dispute resolution including litigation. For some years on the Gold Coast, he also practised in criminal law. While now concentrating on commercial and civil litigation, that criminal law experience can be useful in civil disputes ​and quasi-criminal matters, especially dealing with the police and investigations and prosecutions by regulatory authorities such as ASIC, ​occupational and professional bodies, government departments and local councils.

Michael has acted in cases in most Queensland courts including the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Court of Appeal, ​state courts of New South Wales including the Supreme Court of New South Wales, other ​state jurisdictions ​including Victoria and Western Australia, and ​federal courts including the High Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia.