John Forde


John Forde joined Gibbs Wright Litigation Lawyers in August 2021 and was appointed special counsel. Since becoming a solicitor in 2004, John has practised almost exclusively in commercial litigation. He has advised clients and conducted litigation on their behalf in a variety of matters including breaches of trust and fiduciary duties, partnership and joint venture break-ups, finance and contractual disputes, and litigation concerning deceased estates and body corporate disputes.

John has handled the litigation and mediation of a wide range of commercial disputes. He is well versed to provide timely advice for you to make decisions about your position and progress it to an end.

Key Service Areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Body corporate litigation
  • Estate litigation

John Forde

Special Counsel


Solicitor of the High Court of Australia 2005

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland 2004

Bachelor of Laws with a major in Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce law 2004

Australian Design Award (Engineering Design) 2001

Bachelor of Arts (Design) Industrial Design 1987

Beijing School of Design China – Industrial Design, 1986

St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane, 1968 – 1977

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