Peter Hickey is a Special Counsel in our commercial litigation and dispute resolution team. 

In a career spanning over 19 years with the firm, Peter has gained extensive experience in undertaking complex commercial litigation in contract, taxation and commercial law matters, and has also conducted prosecutions for bodies such as the Psychologists Board of Queensland and the Physiotherapists Board of Queensland.

Peter also has experience in government, having worked in the Australian Government Solicitor's Office before joining Clayton Utz.  Peter has appeared in all major jurisdictions including the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Federal Court of Australia.

Peter has experience in various areas of administrative law, having acted for various Commonwealth departments in judicial review and other types of administrative law actions.

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Refugee Review Tribunal and the Migration Review Tribunal: Representing a Commonwealth Government department before the Federal Court of Australia and the Federal Magistrates Court with respect to applications for judicial review of decisions of the Refugee Review Tribunal and the Migration Review Tribunal. 

Queensland electricity and energy supplier:
 Representing it in a number of litigious matters including an application with respect to its takeover of gas appliances and equipment company which included advice on the compulsory acquisition of minority preference shareholdings. 

Cement supplier:
 Acted in a number of product liability disputes and a A$40M claim against an engineering company with respect to the suitability of a design of a silo at a Queensland clinker plant. 

Local council: Represented this local council in a dispute relating to the constitutional validity of various types of charging regimes applied by the client.

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