Principal Peter Murphy & Associates
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 20 years’ experience as a solicitor, barrister and consultant practising in Australia and overseas, Peter has extensive experience in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Peter is a regular speaker and author of articles on maritime and international law and a member of both the International Bar Association and the Inter Pacific Bar Association.
In 2005 Peter opened his own firm specializing in Property, Building and Construction.
Peter lives in Sydney with his partner Annie and their daughter Annabel.