THE HONOURABLE DR DESMOND DERRINGTON QC

SPECIALIST CONSULTANT

Offices Held

  • Supreme Court of Queensland 1982 - 2000
  • President of Medical Tribunal (Qld)
  • Elections Tribunal (Qld)
  • President of Land Appeals Court (Qld)
  • Mental Health Tribunal (Qld) 1992 - 1993
  • President Supreme Court Library Committee
  • Member Australian Cross-Vesting Legislation Monitoring Committee
  • Vice President Bar Association of Queensland
  • President and Life Member Medico-Legal Society of Queensland

Academic Appointments

  • Representative of Chief Justice of Law Faculty, The University of Queensland
  • Judge in Residence and PhD Referee, Bond University
  • Guest Lecturer, Undergraduate and LLM classes, Queensland University of Technology
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland
  • Visiting Fellow (1993), Wolfson College Cambridge
  • Visiting Scholar (1995), Cornell University
  • Examiner in Torts, Barristers' Board
  • PhD Examiner, Cambridge University

Research & Publications

Books:

The Law of Liability Insurance by Derrington & Ashton, Editions 1 and 2. Chapter: Essays on Damages Ed P Finn

Papers:

Australian Law Journal, Insurance Law Journal, University of Queensland Law Journal, Bond Law Journal, Bulletin of Australian Society for Legal Philosphy.

Numerous papers delivered at law and medical conventions including those at International, Australian and Queensland level, particularly upon Insurance Law, Criminal Law, Law of Torts and Evidence and the law relating to Medical Practice. Acknowledge assistance to various authors.