Daryl Clifford

Partner. Brisbane / Sydney.

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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 Queen's Wharf, 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.

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 Queen's Wharf, 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.

“Praised for his ability to understand complicated problems and to methodically work through solutions” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
Daryl Clifford

Daryl's Expertise

  • Restructuring health assets Advising Queensland Health in relation to the transfer of real property assets to the Hospital and Health Services.
  • 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.
  • Queen’s Wharf Project Advising the Queensland Government in relation to the redevelopment of around 9 hectares in the CBD for a new casino, hotels, retail and residential.

Daryl's Thinking

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer - Transportation” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2015-2016
  • “Best Lawyer - Real Property” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013-2016
  • “Results-focused” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2015
  • “Brings his considerable projects experience to bear on his property work. Clients praise his ability to understand complicated problems and methodically work through solutions.” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2015
  • “Leading Lawyer - Real Estate” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2010-2015
  • “Praised by a client for his ability to understand complicated problems and to methodically work through solutions” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2014
  • “Commands widespread respect amongst peers” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2013
  • “Pro Bono Award (Partnership) for Outstanding Professional Services To Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Queenslanders” Queensland Law Society QPILCH, 2009
  • “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

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
  • Property Council of Australia (Queensland Division) Planning and Infrastructure Committee Member 2013 – Present