Daryl Clifford

Partner. Brisbane.

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As a leading property and infrastructure lawyer, Daryl has had front row seats to Brisbane’s burgeoning property market.

For more than 25 years, he has played major roles in projects that have impacted Queensland infrastructure. This includes key projects such as Brisbane Square, the Dockside Project, Raby Bay, the Queensland Curtis LNG Project, Gold Coast University Hospital and the Cloncurry water pipeline.

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As a leading property and infrastructure lawyer, Daryl has had front row seats to Brisbane’s burgeoning property market.

For more than 25 years, he has played major roles in projects that have impacted Queensland infrastructure. This includes key projects such as Brisbane Square, the Dockside Project, Raby Bay, the Queensland Curtis LNG Project, Gold Coast University Hospital and the Cloncurry water pipeline.

Daryl has a recognised expertise in the delivery of linear infrastructure. He acts for developers, property trusts, resource companies and governments in a wide range of property and infrastructure projects.

Other than property, Daryl’s other passion is pro bono work. He is proudly the “Giving Back” Partner in Queensland and an active member and supporter of Micah Projects (a Brisbane based provider of community services, especially in the area of homelessness) and Murri Watch who provide services for Aboriginal men.

“Leading Lawyer - Real Estate” Chambers Global Guide
Daryl Clifford

Daryl's Expertise

  • Restructuring government water assets Advised Queensland Treasury in its restructure of water assets, including transfer of bulk water infrastructure from existing water entities and local governments to the Bulk Water Supply & Transport Authorities.
  • Projects in the pipelines Acted for SunWater on various water pipeline projects, including Cloncurry, Connors River Dam and Gorge Weir-Byerwen.
  • QGC’s LNG Project Advising QGC Pty Ltd to secure tenure for the Queensland Curtis LNG Project.
  • Brisbane Square Development Acted for Suncorp-Metway in the development, leasing and disposal of the Brisbane Square Project.
  • Mirvac property moves Acted for Mirvac in relation to numerous acquisitions and disposals of commercial, retail and industrial properties, including the $1.124 billion acquisition of a portfolio of properties and businesses from Walker Corporation – said to be the largest commercial property transaction in Australia at the time.

Daryl's Leadership

  • Queensland Law Society, Property Law and Practice Committee Member, 1990-1998
  • Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Fellow
  • Queensland Law Society, Revenue Law Committee Member, 1998-2003
  • The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Fellow

What others say

  • “Praised by a client for 'his ability to understand complicated problems and to methodically work through solutions'” Chambers Global Guide, 2014
  • “Leading Lawyer - Real Estate” Chambers Global Guide, 2010-2014
  • “Best Lawyer - Real Property” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013 & 2014
  • “Commands widespread respect amongst peers” Chambers Global Guide, 2013
  • “Daryl has a great knowledge of property issues, and the workings of government… he thinks outside the box to come up with pragmatic solutions.” Cecelia Christensen, Queensland Treasury
  • “Leading Lawyer - Property & Real Estate (QLD)” Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2011 & 2012
  • “Recommended for real estate in Australia, with particular recognition of his infrastructure practice” PLC Cross Border Handbook
  • “Pro Bono Award (Partnership) for Outstanding Professional Services To Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Queenslanders” Queensland Law Society QPILCH, 2009

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