Thomas L. Kirk QC

Year of Call 1974
Year of Silk 1994

Contact details

Telephone: 07 3236 1626
Facsimilie: 07 3236 2311

Areas of practice

  • Arbitration, Mediation & Case Evaluation

  • Family Law


Mr Kirk’s professional career commenced as a chartered accountant (specialising in income tax) both in Queensland and London before he was admitted to the Bar in 1974.  At the time of his appointment as Senior Counsel in 1994 his practice comprised family law and town planning law but within a short period he practised almost exclusively in the Family Court both in Queensland and interstate (in particular, Sydney).  He has appeared in many of the leading cases involving property division at the trial and appellate level.  He has presented several papers over the years and has a particular interest in mediations. 

Ranking in Doyles Guide for Family Law Senior Counsel

2014    Market Leader (Queensland)
2015    Pre-eminent (Queensland)
2016    Pre-eminent (Queensland); Leading (Australia)
2017    Pre-eminent (Queensland); Leading (Australia)
2018    Pre-eminent (Queensland); Leading (Australia)
2019    Pre-eminent (Queensland); Leading (Australia)

Family Law – Select Cases

Cases such as JEL & DDF (2001) FLC 93-075, SL & EHL (2005) FamCA 132; and Smith & Field (2012) FamCA 510 (at first instance) and Fields & Smith (2015) FamCAFC 57 (on appeal) will give some indication of representation in the high wealth cases.

Other cases such as Marlowe-Dawson & Dawson (No 2) (2014) FamCA 599 and Bigg v Suzi (1998) FLC 92-799 might be informative

For other information on Mr Kirk’s specific case experience as it may apply to your enquiry, please contact his PA – Leanne Loydell – on (07) 3236 1626