Postal Address:

19 Inns Chambers, Level 19, Inns of Court,
107 North Quay, Brisbane QLD 4000


+61 7 3236 3369 / +61 419 789 030


Gold Coast Chambers:

Philip was first called to the Bar in 1996 and took silk in 2012.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Philip had a 14 year career as a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience both in Australia and overseas. He worked mainly in the insolvency,corporate and forensic accounting areas, having held various positions at a senior level. Philip’s career took him from Brisbane to Sydney, London and Hong Kong working mainly for KPMG or its predecessor firms.

Philip has recently established satellite chambers on the Gold Coast at French Quarter Chambers for the convenience of clients south of Brisbane.

In addition to being an accredited Family Law arbitrator, Mr Looney is regularly called on to act as a mediator, particularly in commercial disputes. Philip is a member of the Family Law Arbitrations Group (Qld):

Philip has been recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Family Law Senior Counsel (Australia) in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020; Leading Family Law Senior Counsel (Queensland) in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020; Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Barristers (Queensland) in 2019 and 2020; Leading Family & Divorce Law Barristers (Brisbane) in 2015.

He has also been recognised by Doyle’s Guide in the categories of Leading Tax Barristers (Queensland) in 2019; Leading Insolvency & Reconstruction Barristers (Queensland) in 2016; and Leading Commercial Litigation & Disputes Barristers (Brisbane) in 2015.

Philip is currently the Queensland Board Member of The Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM).

Primary Areas of Practice:





Tax Litigation

Tax Recovery

Arbitration and Mediation

Philip’s Professional Memberships Include:

Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association

Bar Association of Queensland

Business Law Section – Law Council of Australia

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland Limited

Family Law Section – Law Council of Australia

Taxation Institute of Australia