Professional Appointments

  • Referee, Development Tribunal, 2016 to date
  • Assessor, Professional Standards Office Queensland, 2016 to 2018
  • Referral Lawyer, Knowmore – Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse 2015
  • Referee, Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committee, 2010 to 2015
  • Referral Lawyer, Department of Justice and Attorney General’s victims assist scheme 2009-2015
  • Mediator, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal panel of mediators 2009-10
  • General referee, Building and Development Tribunal, 2009
  • Referral Lawyer, Department of Communities redress scheme arising from the Forde Inquiry into the abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions – 2007-08
  • Mediator, Commercial and Consumer Tribunal, 2007-09
  • Mediator, Queensland Law Society 2007 to date
  • Member, Cairns Basketball Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Member, Cairns AFL Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Member, Baseball Queensland Disciplinary Tribunal, 2017
  • Member, Cairns District Rugby Union Disciplinary Tribunal, 2019 to date

Honours And Awards

  • Australian Lawyers Alliance, State and Regional Committee Member 2018 to 2020
  • President, North Queensland Medical and Legal Society 2016 – 2018
  • Lecturer and tutor, James Cook University faculty of law 2012
  • Guest lecturer and tutor, Qld University of Technology 2002
  • Australia Day Achievement Medal 2004
  • Guest Speaker at various QLS CPD functions
  • Guest speaker HIA Builder’s Accreditation Courses (various)
  • Guest lectures at James Cook University and QUT Faculty of Law
  • Keynote Speeches at WorkCover’s Loss Adjusters Conference 2000 and APLA WorkCover Intensive 2000

Membership Of Professional Associations

  • Building Dispute Practitioners’ Society
  • Australian Mediation Association
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance
  • Master Builders Association
  • Housing Industry Association
  • Planning Institute of Australia
  • Far North Queensland Law Association
  • North Queensland Law Association
  • North Queensland Medical & Legal Society
  • Bar Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Environmental Lawyers Association
  • Queensland Medico Legal Society
  • Family Law Practitioners Association
  • Law Council of Australia


  • Master of Arts (Distinction), Griffith University, QLD
  • Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology, QLD
  • Certificate of Chinese Law, East China University of Politics and Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University, QLD

Professional Education

  • Understanding the Australian Health Care System (2022) Uni of Qld
  • Child Protection: Children’s Rights in Theory and Practice (2022) Harvard
  • Rule of Law and Democracy in Europe (2021) KULeuvin
  • Justice (2021) Harvard
  • International Humanitarian Law (2021) UC Louvain
  • Climate Change: Carbon Capture and Storage (2021) Uni of Edinburgh
  • Nuclear Facilities: Regulations and Licensing (2021) MEPhi
  • International Nuclear Law (2021) MEPhi
  • Family Law Arbitration (2018) Bar Association of Qld
  • Advocacy (2017) Australian Advocacy Course
  • Mediation Skills (2015) DJAG Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation Accreditation (2007) Queensland University of Technology
  • Advanced Planning Law (2006) Queensland University of Technology
  • Bar Practice Course (2001) BAQ & QUT (Course 37)
  • Assessment of Permanent Impairment under the AMA Guides (2001) – American Board of Independent Medical Examiners
  • Migration Law / Agents Registration Course (1999) – RILC Inc (Vic)
  • Negotiation (1998) QUT
  • Advocacy (1997) QUT

Bachelor of Laws

Insurance Law, Industrial Law, Medico-Legal Issues, Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Law, Maritime Law, Public International Law, Asian Legal Systems

Indonesian Commercial Law

Deakin University Law School 1998 – Indonesian Property Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, Labour Law, Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Foreign Investment Laws, Carriage of Goods, Securities.

International Commercial Law

Deakin University Law School 1998 – Vienna Sales Convention, Carriage of Goods, GATT and Trade Law, Foreign Investment Law, Conflict of Laws, Mediation and Arbitration in International Law, Banking and Finance Law, Securities.

Middle Eastern Commercial Law

Deakin University 1998

Asian Trade & Investment Law

Deakin University 1998

Chinese Law

East China University of Politics and Law (St John’s College) 1997 – Joint Ventures, Economic Contract Law, Insurance, Securities, Intellectual Property, Foreign Trade Law, Dispute Resolution (litigation, mediation, arbitration), Civil Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure.

Bachelor of Arts

Griffith University – Comparative Studies in History and Literature, Asian Studies, European Studies with intermediate level Italian, basic German & Dutch.

Papers and Speeches

  • Eylander, CJ, “Ethical Duties”, delivered to FNQLaw Association, 21/09/2022, Cairns
  • Eylander, CJ, “Vexatious Litigants”, delivered to the Far North Medicals & Legals Society, 2020
  • Eylander, CJ, “Ethical Duties – to the court, clients and other practitioners”, delivered to Legalwise 10 pts in one day, Cairns, 28/08/2020
  • Eylander, CJ, “Welcoming Address”, Chair at Legalwise 10pts in one day, 30/08/19, Cairns
  • Eylander, CJ, “Address of the Representative of the Cairns Bar on the welcoming ceremony for Magistrate Terrance Browne and Farewell to Magistrate Magee”, Cairns, 16/11/18
  • Eylander, CJ, “Getting to Mediation and Preparing to Succeed”, delivered to Legalwise 10pts in one day, 31/08/2018, Cairns
  • Eylander, CJ, Bates, P & Crase, K, “Natural Justice – Elgin Pacific Appeal 34 of 2018”, delivered to the Development Tribunal Annual Conference, 2018
  • Eylander, CJ, “Address of the Representative of the Cairns Bar on the welcoming of the Court of Appeal”, 2017
  • Eylander, CJ, Bates,P & Crase,K, “Domestic wastewater treatment and effluent disposal systems – Appeal 49 of 2017”, delivered to Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committee Annual Conference, 2017
  • Eylander, CJ, “REIQ Contracts, Planning and Building, when good times turn to bad” delivered to Legalwise 10pts in one day, 01/09/17, Cairns
  • Eylander, CJ, “Explaining the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act” delivered to Far North Medicals & Legals Society, 2017
  • Eylander, CJ, “The dangers of going down”, delivered to Far North Medicals & Legals Society, 2017
  • Eylander, CJ, “Domestic & Family Violence” delivered to Far North Medicals & Legals Society, 2017
  • Eylander, CJ, “Ethical issues outside the workplace”, delivered to Legalwise 10pts in one day, 26/08/16
  • Eylander, CJ, “Tackling Alcohol Fuelled Violence” delivered to Far North Medicals & Legals Society, 2016
  • Eylander, CJ, and his Honour Judge Dean Morzone QC, “The Facebook Evolution”, delivered to the Far North Medicals & Legals Society AGM, 19/02/16
  • Eylander, CJ, “Redress Claims in Queensland – reflections for the Commonwealth scheme”, delivered to Turner Freeman Lawyers, Sydney 2015
  • Eylander, CJ, “Asbestos exposure and risks”, delivered to Asbestos Awareness Week conference, Cairns Regional Council, 2013
  • Eylander, CJ, & Morzone, DP, “Personal injuries recent case update”, delivered to the 4th annual North Queensland QLS Symposium, 18/11/11
  • Eylander, CJ, “BCIPA practice and procedure”, delivered to the FNQ Master Builders Association, 2008
  • Eylander, CJ, “Mediator and advocate ethics during mediation, professional responsibility and potential liability” delivered to Mediation course, QUT, 2007
  • Eylander, CJ, “The dangers of asbestos containing material”, delivered to the FNQ Housing Industry Association accreditation course, 2007
  • Eylander, CJ, “Practice and Procedure in the Planning and Environment Court”, delivered to Planning Law course, QUT, 2006
  • Eylander, CJ, “Building Tribunal Moot” presentation to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Conference 2005
  • Eylander, CJ, “Judicial Independence in Indonesia” (Griffith University, Brisbane, 2001)
  • Eylander, CJ, “Loss Adjuster Auditing”, WorkCover Loss Adjuster Conference, 2000
  • Eylander, CJ, “WorkCover”, Keynote Speech to APLA WorkCover Intensive, 2000
  • Eylander, CJ, “The relationship between the judiciary and the executive in Indonesia and Malaysia”, delivered to Problems & Methods in Research at Griffith University, 1999
  • Eylander, CJ, Asian Society: Tradition, Modernisation and Conflict essay “Tradition and Modernity: Sexuality, Marriage and the Law in Indonesia”, delivered to Asian Society: Traditions, Modernity and Conflict at Griffith University, 1999
  • Eylander, CJ, “Labour and Unions in Indonesia”, delivered to The Making of Modern Indonesia, Griffith University, 1999
  • Eylander, CJ, “Democratisation in the Peoples’ Republic of China and Taiwan”, delivered to Comparative Asian Politics, Griffith University, 1999

Voluntary Services

  • Speaker, various Queensland Law Society conferences
  • Pro bono, various industry and sporting Associations including AFL and Basketball disciplinaryTribunals
  • RSPCA, 2007 – current
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Cairns Community Legal Centre, 2007 – 2013
  • Volunteer Lawyer – Caxton St Legal Centre – 1999 to 2004
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