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Queensland Branch President

ANAND SHAH

Anand joined the Bar over 18 years ago (Carbolic Group Chambers) after practising as a solicitor for 11 years. Anand’s practice areas include commercial litigation, administrative law, succession, defamation, personal injuries and human rights. He has appeared in the High Court, Queensland Court of Appeal, Federal Court and as trial counsel in all State Courts, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, QCAT and the Queensland Coroners Court.

Anand is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and has acted as a mediator in commercial, professional negligence, succession and personal injuries disputes. Anand is also an accredited Family Law Property Specialist (Bar Association of Queensland).

Anand has been elected by the Queensland Bar, on many occasions, to serve on its Bar Council (the Bar’s peak executive body). In 2012 and 2013, Anand chaired the QUT Learning Potential Fund (LPF) committee. LPF supports socio-economically disadvantaged QUT students and is the largest fund of its type in Australia. Through LawRight, Anand has undertaken much pro-bono work. He has mentored students and junior practitioners throughout his career. He has presented at and designed legal conferences for over 20 years and written for LexisNexis over a similar period.

In his spare time, Anand reads broadly outside the law, listens to the radio and vinyl records, enjoys Australian and international cinema, visits many art galleries and hangs out and travels with his wife (Kris) and their pooch, Jasper.

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