Matthew Hunter

Special Counsel  |  Commercial Litigation


(07) 3231 0663

place holder

Not only is Matthew thorough and honest with all his clients, he delivers high-quality advice and service focussed on achieving timely and desirable outcomes.

Matthew practices as Special Counsel within the firm's Commercial Litigation team and has over 20 years of experience with complex litigation and commercial disputes. His work predominately consists of working closely with many of the top Australian and international insurers and self-insureds.

Matthew's work comprises professional indemnity, life insurance, construction liability, property damage and personal injury claims. He delivers high-quality advice and service, focusing on achieving the timely and desirable commercial resolution of disputes and litigation. He prides himself on his proactive work ethic and clear communication of strategy.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Matthew Hunter

CAREER highlights

Key Specialisations


  • Bachelor Of Laws, Bond University
  • Graduate Diploma Of Legal Practice
  • Admission As Solicitor In England And Wales
  • Solicitor Of The Supreme Court Of Queensland
  • Solicitor Of The High Court Of Australia

Awards and recognition

  • Finalist 2023, Queensland Solicitor Of The Year (Large Firm 20+ PCs) - Queensland Law Society

community involvement

  • Committee Member, Queensland Association Of Fire Investigators
  • Honorary Solicitor, Lions Medical Research Foundation
  • Member, Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Member, Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Immediate Past President, Lions Club Of Brisbane Metropolitan 

GET IN TOUCH WITH Matthew Hunter

Client Solutions

Financial Services Fraud
Client problem

Matthew's client was exposed to a multi-million dollar fraud after a customer exploited a loophole concerning the client's investment switching practices, thereby benefiting from investments they were not entitled to.

outcome achieved

The loophole was quickly remedied, and, after liaising with the police, criminal charges were laid against the customer and recovery of the subject amount was sought as part of the criminal proceeding. Explanations provided to police concerning the technical investment processes, alongside the detailed documentary and witness evidence collated on behalf of the client, were crucial in relation to Matthew's prosecution of the customer and achieving the full recovery.

Private Client
Client problem

Matthew's client was involved in a claim by a customer concerning the professional services provided by the client.

outcome achieved

Upon consideration of the complex nature of the services provided to the customer and upon identifying the limited scope of the client's related retainer, early discussions were held with the customer's representatives, and the customer agreed to discontinue the claim.

Company Director
Client problem

Matthew's client was involved in a claim relating to an alleged conspiracy.

outcome achieved

Matthew was able to successfully recover the client's legal costs following complex interlocutory hearings, of which the claimant was required to amend the claim, so no monetary damages were sought against the client.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Matthew Hunter

Matthew Hunter's INSIGHTS

The High Court Affirms A COVID-19 Remedy For Business Interruptions
Cooking up an Insurance Claim: Why Insurers Should Not Rely On Wilful Act Exclusions
TPD Claims – Start of Qualifying Period Not Necessarily the Date Employment Ceased
NSW Court of Appeal Offers a COVID-19 Remedy

Page [tcb_pagination_current_page] of [tcb_pagination_total_pages]

Tall Staff Image of Matthew Hunter

Get in touch with Matthew Hunter today


(07) 3231 0663