Susan McNeil was called to the Queensland Bar in March 2007. She was named as one of Queensland’s leading building and construction counsel in 2017 and 2018, and one of Australia’s recommended building and construction counsel in 2018.
Susan was named by WLAQ on the 2018 list of women who have inspired. Susan was a finalist for the 2017 Queensland Woman Lawyer of the Year Award.
Susan practices primarily in the following areas of law: commercial disputes, contractual disputes, property law disputes, building and construction (including domestic building disputes), body corporate (strata title) disputes, insurance (including personal injury), and wills and estates.
Susan regularly appears in the courts and tribunals in Queensland, including the Queensland Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, District Court, Magistrates Court and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, as well as representing parties in commercial arbitrations. She regularly travels to Courts and Tribunals around Queensland, including Beaudesert, Bundaberg, Cairns, Hervey Bay, Kingaroy, Mackay, Maryborough, Townsville, Toowoomba, and Southport.
Susan has appeared in the Queensland Court of Appeal on 4 occasions, each time without a leader. However, she regularly appears with Senior Counsel.
Prior to being called to the Bar, Susan was a solicitor in Brisbane with Quinlan Miller & Treston Lawyers.
> DMS Maritime Pty Limited v Royal
Sun Alliance Insurance Plc  QSC 303
> Goodhue v Volunteer Marine Rescue Association Incorporated  QCA 234
> Miller & Anor v Lida Build Pty Ltd  QCA 332
> Amricama v Red Carpet Real Estate  QSC 267
> JV Pub Group v Red Carpet Real Estate  QSC 232
> Thompson Residential Pty Ltd v Hart & Anor  QDC 132
> Higgins Coatings Pty Ltd v Cure-It
Chemical Applicators  QDC 130
> Body Corporate for Sunseeker Apartments v Jasen  QDC 051
> Body Corporate for Sunseeker Apartments v Jasen  QDC 162
> Mair Renovations v Miller  QCAT 333
> Partington v Urquhart  QCATA 067
> DC Mills Developments v Fitch  QCAT 114
2005 Admitted as a solicitor to the
Supreme Court of Queensland
2007 Admitted as Barrister
> Queensland Bar Association
> BAQ Equal Opportunity Subcommittee, member August 2015 to present
> Building Dispute Practitioners Society (BDPS) - Committee Member December 2013 to present; Chair of the BDPS QCAT User Group August 2015 to present
> Australian Women Lawyers Association (AWL) - Committee Member since 2010 to 2014; Treasurer 2012 to 2013; Vice President 2013 to 2014
> Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ) - Committee Member 2003 to present; President 2009 to 2011; Vice President 2007 to 2009; Social Secretary 2005 to 2007
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