Presenters & Chairs

Luke Murphy

Luke Murphy

Past President, Queensland Law Society; Partner, Murphy Schmidt Solicitors; Accredited Specialist (Personal Injuries) – Qld; President-Elect, Law Council of Australia; and Deputy Chair, Queensland Law Society Accident Compensation/Tort Law Committee

About this Presenter

Luke has been a legal practitioner for more than 30 years and is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injuries. He is the Deputy Chair of QLS’ Tort Law/Accident Compensation Committee, and has served on QLS Council, QLS Executive and QLS’ Finance and Risk Committee. He has also served on QLS’ Specialist Accreditation Committee, QLS’ CPD Committee, QLS’ Practice Management Committee and QLS’ Personal Injuries Conference Committees.

He is currently the President-Elect of the Law Council of Australia, a member of LCA’s Personal Injuries and Compensation Committee and Chair of LCA’s Corporate Governance Committee.

Luke has represented QLS at Parliamentary inquiries and committee hearings, in negotiations with the Motor Accident Insurance Commission and WorkCover, CTP reviews, WorkCover Stakeholders’ Reference Groups and QIRC interest groups. He served as President of Queensland Law Society in 2020 and has been an integral member of Queensland Law Society’s policy committees for over two decades.

Outside the law Luke has held the following positions: Deputy President, Board Member of Royal Life Saving Society (1994-2004), Deputy Chairman, Board Member Holy Spirit Care Services (2007-2014), and Member Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Committee and Chairman of its Inaugural Young Professionals Committee.


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