Simon Cleary

Year of call: 2010

Contact details

Telephone: 07 3211 5533
Facsimile: 07 3236 2311
Email: scleary@qldbar.asn.au

Areas of Practice 

  • Consumer law
  • Financial services
  • Personal injuries
  • Trade practices
  • Workers compensation

Biography 

Simon practises predominantly in the areas of trade practices, consumer law, financial services, tort law, workers’ compensation and administrative law.  He appears in both State and Federal Courts and tribunals.

Prior to his call to the Bar, Simon was Australian Deputy Telecommunications Ombudsman, a role he held from 2006 until 2010. His responsibilities in that role included the arbitration of disputes, and the conduct of investigations. 

Simon has practised as a solicitor in New South Wales (1992-1996) and Queensland (1996-2006), specialising in dispute resolution. He is a graduate of the University of Queensland, where he completed a BA in 1989 and an LLB (Hons) in 1991.

Simon was a founding member of the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House (now LawRight), and has served on numerous boards and committees of organizations in the legal and community sectors over the years. He is currently a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Consumer Law Committee.