Peter Murphy

Principal Peter Murphy & Associates

Author: Inside The Kitchen Cupboard – about a little one’s life in war torn England

Annie Fitzpatrick

Peter is an internationally recognised maritime lawyer. He has had extensive experience at sea in numerous types of vessels, including general cargo, reefer, passenger liners, tankers and offshore supply vessels.

After 20 years at sea, Peter was appointed cargo superintendent for the Australian National Line at Port Botany, where he spent some four years, during which time he completed law school.

Peter obtained his Master Mariner’s Foreign Going Certificate in London in 1970 and completed the Barristers’ Admission Board Course in 1983. He was admitted as a barrister in 1984 and as a solicitor in 1986.

Peter holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Sydney and is admitted to practice in New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of London, and holds a Certificate of Mediation approved by the Victorian Law Institute.

With over 33 years’ experience as a solicitor, barrister and consultant practising in Australia and overseas, Peter has extensive experience in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

In 2005 Peter opened his own firm specialising in Strata, Property & Construction Law.

In 2018 Peter launched his first book, a memoir entitled Inside The Kitchen Cupboard – about a little ones life in war torn England. Peter’s next book (due to be published in 2019 – Lands End for Orders – A Wild Life At Sea.

Peter lives in Sydney with his partner Annie and their daughter Annabel.

Phone: + 61 414 819 191