Benjamin Dighton


Areas of Practice

  • Public and Administrative Law
  • Inquests
  • Commissions of Inquiry
  • Statutory Tribunals
  • Appellate
  • Criminal
  • Child Protection

Professional Memberships

  • Bar Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Law Society Children’s Law Committee
  • Law and Justice Institute Queensland
  • Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland
Benjamin Dighton

Qualifications, Appointments and Admissions

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
  • Master of Laws, University of Queensland
  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner, Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Admitted as a Barrister, Supreme Court of Queensland

Professional History

  • Lawyer, Piper Alderman
  • Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
  • 2010 – Present: Barrister-at-law
  • 2010 – 2015: Law Tutor, University of Queensland
  • 2016 – 2017: Appointed Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into the Detention and Protection of Children in the Northern Territory

Further acted for corporate and government parties in the Financial Services Royal Commission, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, as well as other state inquiries.  

Contributing author to Indictable Offences in Queensland (Thomson Reuters) 

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