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David Quinn

LLB (Hons), BA, Accredited Specialist in Workplace Relations - Queensland Law Society

Special Counsel - Brisbane

Areas of Expertise

Workplace Relations & Safety, Government


David Quinn is an experienced Special Counsel in the Workplace Relations & Safety team and has been recommended by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Employment Lawyer in Queensland every year since 2015.

David represents individuals, small and medium businesses, unions, government agencies, community and political organisations, by providing advice on all aspects of Commonwealth and State industrial law, employment contract law, discrimination, workplace health and safety, restraints of trade, defamation, electoral law, health practitioner investigations, industrial, community organisations’ internal rules, and general commercial law issues.

David appears regularly as an advocate for clients in industrial and discrimination tribunals (both initial hearings and appeals), Federal Circuit Court and Magistrates Court proceedings, as well as appearing as a solicitor in all Federal and State Courts, coronial inquest and Crime and Corruption Commission hearings.

David has been recognised in the 2015 to 2024 edition of Doyles Guide as a recommended and leading lawyer in Employment (Employee & Union Representation) in Queensland. 


David’s experience includes:

  • employment contract disputes 
  • Fair Work Commission matters
  • professional body disciplinary investigations 
  • work health and safety
  • discrimination and bullying 
  • workplace investigations
  • defamation.


07 December 2022 - Knowledge

Office Christmas parties: It’s about respect, Santa

#Workplace Relations & Safety

As we head into the festive season, we provide a checklist to help employers keep their Christmas parties safe, fun and respectful.

04 May 2022 - Knowledge

The flip side of the 'Great Resignation'

#Workplace Relations & Safety

As workplaces move back to work as normal, problems are emerging with employees who want to exclusively work from home.

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