Justin Harper

About Justin

Justin Harper holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland.  He was called to the Bar in 2005 and practises in tort law, public law and coronial inquests.

Justin represents clients in all areas of personal injury law, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants.  He has represented numerous victims of institutional child abuse in their compensation claims.

Justin has acted as Counsel Assisting in numerous coronial inquests, including at Inquests into deaths arising from police pursuits and other deaths in custody. He represented family members at the Inquest into the Death of Hamid Khazaei, relating to the Manus Island offshore detention centre, and the Inquest into the Death of Omid Masoumali, relating to the Nauru offshore detention centre. He represented the patients of Dr Jayant Patel and the Bundaberg Hospital Support Group at the Queensland Public Hospitals Commission of Inquiry and the mothers of deceased adolescents following closure of a psychiatric facility at the Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry.

Justin began his legal career as an articled clerk and then solicitor in criminal law and personal injury, and then worked in senior policy roles within the Queensland Government.  He is a past president of the Queensland branch of the Australian Lawyers’ Alliance, a national board member of the Australian Lawyers’ Alliance and was the Queensland representative on the board of the Professional Standards Council in 2006 and 2007.

He is active in his local community, is an avid Brisbane Lions fan and a golf and cricket tragic.

Justin Harper Barrister at Law Darrows Chambers copy


Personal Injury & Insurance


Inquests & Inquiries


Contact Justin

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (07) 3211 3045