Full Name: Colin Forrest
Date of Admission: 29 Jan 1990
Called to the Bar: 20 Apr 2021
Date Appointed Silk: 1 Nov 2010
Qualifications: BA, LLB, SC
Previous Occupation: Solicitor (for two years in 1988 and 1989)

Other Languages Spoken

  • German


Retired Trial Judge and experienced Arbitrator, Mediator and Barrister, Colin Forrest SC, has now returned to practice at the Bar after having served as a Trial Judge of the Family Court of Australia for the past ten years.

Colin now provides his highly sought-after services as an Arbitrator and Mediator in all family law disputes in Brisbane and across Australia. His Mediator services are also available in other areas of law including (but not limited to) succession law, administrative law, and anti-discrimination law.

He is also open to accepting instructions to appear in coronial inquests and to join boards or commissions of inquiry.

Colin is prepared to travel anywhere in Australia to conduct mediations and arbitrations. He is also able to conduct mediations and arbitrations online.

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Family Law

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Royal Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Discrimination & Equal Opportunity

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