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Peter Baston

Barrister, Queensland Bar

About this Presenter

Peter’s professional career commenced as a naval officer before being admitted to the bar in 1983. He left the full-time Navy and commenced private practice in 1985.

Peter retired from the Navy in November 2021 holding the rank of Commander. He has practised in family law, criminal law and sports law.  He has appeared in many of the leading cases involving property division in family law at the trial and appeal level.

Weir (1983) FLC 92-338, Bigg v Suzi (1998) FLC 92-799 and Fields & Smith (2015) FamCAFC 57 are significant family law cases where Peter has appeared at trial and on appeal.


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