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CALL US TODAY 07 4046 1111

Doug McKinstry, Director

Doug McKinstry is a Director of WGC Lawyers and leads the litigation team.  He is one of the most experienced commercial and civil litigators in North Queensland.

Doug has been practicing in the litigation and dispute resolution area for over 25 years, his experience extends from negotiation and mediation, through to trial representation.  He completed his Mediation Law and Practice qualifications with Queensland Law Society, to become an Accredited Mediator in 2005.

Doug and his team engage in strategic planning for the early resolution of commercial litigation, building and construction litigation and civil ligation. and other disputes.  He keeps up-to-date with changes in the law by regularly engaging in continuing legal education programs, conferences and Masterclasses.



  • Commercial Litigation
  • Building and Construction Litigation
  • Planning and Environment Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Estate Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Workplace Health and Safety Prosecutions
  • Environmental Protection Prosecutions
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Prosecutions
  • Defamation



  • Mediation Law and Practice, Queensland Law Society, 2005
  • Solicitor of High Court of Australia, 1993
  • Solicitor of Queensland Supreme Court, 1988
  • Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology, 1987
  • Queensland Law Society, Member
  • Housing Industry Association, Member
  • Master Builders Association, Member
  • Cairns Regional Art Gallery, Board Member
  • Cairns Surf Lifesaving Club, Life Member
  • Tobruk Memorial Swimming Pool, Gold Shield Member
  • Brothers Hockey Club, Member
  • Barron Trinity Rugby Club, Member
1A Water Street, PO Box 947, Cairns Queensland 4870
07 4046 1122