Florence Chen has a commercial practice with particular expertise in the areas of banking and finance, building and construction, contracts, insolvency, property, succession and tax litigation.
She acts in a wide spectrum of complex commercial disputes in both State and Federal jurisdictions, recent examples of which include: Court of Appeal matters involving oral contracts and unreasonable director related transactions; and various trials involving trusts, allegations of breaches of directors duties, unfair preference payments, public examinations, family provision applications, property law disputes, commercial leasing disputes, and payroll tax.
Prior to coming to the Bar, she was the associate to the Honourable Justice Fryberg for two years and the Honourable Justice Jackson for one year.
She currently tutors Civil Procedure at the University of Queensland.
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession
2019 & 2020 – Leading Tax Barrister Queensland (Recommended)
2015-present Bar Association of Queensland Bar Council Member
2014-2016 Queensland Young Lawyers Association – President
2014-present University of Queensland Law Graduates Association – Committee Member
2015-present Out For Australia – Events Coordinator
Bar Association of Queensland
Queensland Young Lawyers Association
Women Lawyers Association Queensland
2014-present Civil Procedure tutor (University of Queensland)
2013 Judges Associate to the Honourable Justice Jackson
2011-2012 Judges associate to the Honourable Justice Fryberg
Bachelor of Laws (UQ)
Bachelor of Commerce, major in Accounting (UQ)
Advanced Taxation Law Award (UQ subject prize)
Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Award