P: (07) 3236 4740
M: 0405 136 565
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Leona Priest
P: (07) 3236 4083
E: [email protected]





1993: LLB (Queensland University of Technology)

1994: Admission as Barrister, Supreme Court of Queensland

1994: Admission as Barrister, High Court of Australia

Accredited mediator (National Mediator Accreditation System)

  • Building/Construction, Infrastructure and Mining
  • Professional Negligence
  • Commercial
  • Succession
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Following her call to the Bar in 1994, Sally worked as a law clerk for two years at various law firms including Clayton Utz (Insurance Litigation). Having established herself in private practice at the Bar in 1996, Sally initially acted in a range of practice areas including commercial, insurance, building/construction, succession, administrative, personal injuries and family law in various Courts and Tribunals.

Since 2004, the primary focus of her practice has been on building/construction, infrastructure, mining, professional negligence, commercial and estate/succession matters in a variety of jurisdictions, mediation and dispute resolution processes such as arbitration and expert determination.

From October 2006 to October 2008, Sally was appointed as a Sessional Member of the Commercial and Consumer Tribunal (Qld). During that time, she presided over numerous matters in the building and construction division.

Sally was named in the Doyle’s Construction & Infrastructure Queensland Barristers List as leading junior counsel in 2012 and recommended junior counsel in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.


Sally’s experience in the construction, mining, infrastructure and commercial field (as sole counsel or junior counsel led by Queen’s Counsel) includes disputes involving:

In the Succession area, Sally has acted (as sole and junior counsel led by Queen’s Counsel) in matters involving solemn form proceedings, family provision applications and other estate/trust disputes. Examples include Kozak v Matthews [2007] QSC 204 and [2007] QCA 296; Conroy v Smith [2007] QSC 182 and McCorley v Pakleppa [2005] QSC 083