Congratulations to our client Tim Matthews for his recent appointment to Queen’s Counsel. Queen’s Counsel are jurists appointed by Letters Patent to be one of Her Majesty’s Counsel learned in the law. Members have the privilege of sitting within the Bar of Court.
Tim is the senior barrister with Chambers at Level 15 of the Inns of Court. Tim is third generation of the Matthews family to practise law in Queensland after his father, the late Honourable RH Matthews QC (Supreme Court Judge, 1967- 1989) before him and his grandfather, the late Honourable BH Matthews (Supreme Court Judge, 1945-1961) before him.
During Tim’s career at the Bar, he has had many interests outside the practice of law, including many years’ service at the Queensland Rugby Union Judiciaries and the Queensland Rugby Referees’ Association. He is an accredited Umpire with Cricket Australia. Following an almost mandatory Matthews family tradition, he is also an avid fisherman, both from the beach and off shore.
He has a wide practice in many areas but particular interests in common law, building and construction cases and alternative dispute resolution. He is an extremely experienced trial and hearing barrister.
He has two sons, the oldest of whom has recently been admitted as a legal practitioner in Queensland and the younger undertaking studies in medicine at the University of Queensland.