The Hon Robert McDougall KC

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Robert graduated with Honours in Arts in 1967, and with Honours in Law in 1971. He practised as a solicitor from 1972 to 1974 and commenced practice at the Bar in 1975. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990.

Robert’s major practice areas at the Bar included insurance law, construction law, equity and commercial law and trade practices litigation. He appeared in many significant commercial and construction disputes over the years 1990 to 2003.

Robert was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in August 2003. He sat principally in the Commercial, Technology and Construction and Arbitration Lists, hearing and deciding many major commercial and construction cases.

Robert retired from the Court in January 2019 and returned to private practice as an Arbitrator, Referee and Mediator, principally in the areas of commercial and construction law. He is a Fellow of ACICA, a Fellow of the Resolution Institute, and a member of several international panels of arbitrators.

Robert holds the position of Adjunct Professor, School of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has lectured in equity and commercial law, and has delivered numerous papers on a wide variety of topics.


  • BA (Hons) 1967
  • LLB (Hons) 1971

Past appointments

  • Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW (2003-2019)
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Law, University of Technology Sydney


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