About Mick Eastwood

ABOUT US

Personal Details of Michael Joseph Eastwood

Postal Address: PO Box 2885
SOUTHPORT QLD 4215
Business Address: Barristers Chambers
Level 1, 52 Davenport Street
SOUTHPORT QLD 4215
Phone: Chambers 07-55312113
Mobile 0412-768896
Academic Qualifications: 1985
Admitted to Bachelor of Laws

2008
Bond University Basic Mediation Course

2009
Bond University Assessment in process and skills of mediation

2009
Nationally Accredited as Mediator in accordance with the National Mediator Accreditation System

2014
Diplôme d’études en langue française A1

2016
Admitted to Master of Laws (Dispute Resolution) awarded with High Distinction

Professional Activities:

2001 - 2003
Secretary of the Gold Coast Bar Association

2009 - 2011
President of the Gold Coast Bar Association

2014 - to date
Member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Bar Association of Queensland.

2017 - to date
Vice-President Gold Coast Bar Association

Work History:

1978 to 1983
Articled Law Clerk to Austin William Lennon, Solicitor of Messrs McLaughlin Gordon and Lennon Solicitors, Surfers Paradise (now Messrs McLaughlins, Southport).

1983 to 1985
Law Clerk to John Stephen McCaughan, Solicitor of Messrs J. McCaughan & Co Solicitors, Bundall.

1985
Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

1985 to 1987
Employed solicitor at Messrs J. McCaughan & Co.

1987 to 1993
Entered into partnership with John Stephen McCaughan, Solicitor trading as Messrs J. McCaughan & Eastwood.

1988
Admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

1993 to 1995
Practised on my own account as a Solicitor trading as M J Eastwood & Associates.

1996
Called to the Queensland Bar.
Admitted as a Barrister of the High Court of Australia.

1996 to date
Practising at the private Bar in Chambers at Southport.

2014
Appointed Costs Assessor by the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

2017
Appointed to the Panel of Mediators of the Office of Franchising Mediation Adviser.

2018
Appointed to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel of the Land Court of Queensland.

Areas of Practice:

Commercial Law
Trade Practices
Succession
Contractual Disputes
Real Property Disputes
Prosecuting Local Government Offences
Mediation as both advocate and Mediator
Costs

Special Interests:

Ethics
Evidence
Pleading
Civil and Criminal Procedure
Mediation
Costs

Academic Involvement:

2000 to date
Moot Judge at Bond University for both undergraduate and professional legal training.

2003 to 2008
Moot Judge at Griffith University to undergraduates.

2009
Adjunct Tutor in Evidence Bond University

2010 to 2011
Adjunct tutor in Civil Procedure Bond University

2011 to date
Mediator Coach at Dispute Resolution Centre Bond University

2012
Criminal Law and Procedure and Civil Procedure Bond University Tutor

2013
Adjunct Tutor in Property Law Bond University

2013 to date
National Mediator Accreditation Assessor Dispute Resolution Centre Bond University

2014
Adjunct tutor in Personal Property Transactions, Evidence and Land Law Bond University
Assistant Professor Professional Legal Training Bond University in Property Law and Wills and Estates

2015
Adjunct tutor in Property Law, Land Law and Torts
Assistant Professor Practical Legal Training in Wills and Estates - Bond University

2016
Adjunct Tutor in Land Law, Torts, Legal Professional Ethics – Bond University
Assistant Professor Practical Legal Training Bond University in Criminal Law Practice and Banking and Finance

2017
Adjunct Tutor in Land Law and Property Law
Assistant Professor Practical Legal Training, Bond University in Criminal Law Practice
Assistant Professor lecturing in Common Law and Legal Skills

2017 to date
National Mediation Accreditation Trainer, Dispute Resolution Centre, Bond University

2018
Adjunct Tutor in Property Law
Assistant Professor Practical Legal Training, Bond University lecturing in Criminal Law Practice
Assistant Professor lecturing in Common Law and Legal Skills
National Mediation Accreditation Coach and Assessor, Queensland University of Technology

Languages:

French

Extra-curricular Activities:

1980
Appointed a Justice of the Peace for the State of Queensland

1980s and 1990s
Honorary Solicitor to
(i) Queen's Cricket Club Southport
(ii) Gold Coast and District Cricket Association
(iii) Gold Coast and District Rugby Union

1979 to date
Active Rugby Referee

1981 - 1996
Executive Member Gold Coast and District Rugby Referees Association

1990
Admitted as Life Member Gold Coast Rugby Union Referees' Association

1987 - 1992
Member Queensland Rugby Referees' Association and past executive member

2001 to 2010
Ad hoc Chairman of Gold Coast & District Rugby Union Appeals Judiciary

1991 to 1995 and 2007 to 2011
Ad hoc Chairman Cricket Gold Coast Code of Conduct Committee

2017 to date
Chairman, Gold Coast District Rugby Union Judiciary and Code of Conduct Committee

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