Admitted to the Bar 1964
Appointed Queens Counsel 1975
Mr Fitzgerald has since 2002 acted as an arbitrator and mediator and provided binding determinations in Australia and overseas in relation to a wide range of disputes. Prior to that, he was a judge. He was the inaugural President of the Qld Court of Appeal and also served as a judge of the NSW Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of the ACT. He has been a Queen’s Counsel/King’s Counsel for almost 50 years.
Mr Fitzgerald has also conducted four public inquiries, including a major inquiry into official corruption in Queensland. In addition, he has held a number of public offices. He is an honorary professor at Griffith University, was a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School and the inaugural Chancellor of the University of the Sunshine Coast and holds honorary doctorates from three universities.
Mr Fitzgerald is a Companion of the Order of Australia.
Principal Areas of Practice
- Arbitrators / Mediators