Tim McGrath

Tim McGrath


Tim has over 25 years’ experience in the fields of commercial litigation, corporations law, statutory compliance and insolvency. Tim has been living and practising in Cairns for over 25 years.

Tim’s clients benefit from a wealth of experience built up over 30 years, and across a broad range of complex disputes, in almost every Australian jurisdiction. Tim’s clients in this area range across industries as diverse as health and medical, education, government and private enterprise.

Tim holds a Masters Degree in Law, and has extensive experience in civil remedies, proprietary interests and alternative dispute resolution.

He has a proven track record of excellence in service delivery across a range of competitive environments.  Internal quality assurance checks, together with external client auditing, provides an objective measure to confirm his high level of service, experience and technical expertise.

Tim’s insolvency clients include liquidators, bankruptcy trustees, secured creditors and government agencies.  Whether assisting in reconstruction, debt driven administration, or secured creditor appointments, Tim’s clients benefit from his strategic approach and commercial focus.

Through seminar presentations and journal articles, Tim has demonstrated expertise in areas including liquidation, voluntary administration and bankruptcy.  Most recently, Tim has been active in educating clients and other professionals about the impacts of the Personal Property Securities Act.

Practice Areas


  • Bachelor of Laws (1989)
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland (1989)
  • Solicitor, High Court of Australia (1990)
  • Partner, Miller Harris Lawyers (1999)
  • Master of Laws – Commercial (2004)

Professional Memberships

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Far North Queensland Law Association
  • Insolvency Committee, Queensland Law Society
  • Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association

Tim McGrath


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