Peter Merity


Peter was first admitted in 1971 and commenced his legal career in the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department in Canberra. In 1972 he was transferred to the Department’s newly established Restrictive Trade Practices Branch and was one of the three officers who formulated the Trade Practices Act 1974. He later joined the Builder’s Licensing Board of New South Wales where he became involved in building and construction law and set out to develop a specialty in that field. Over the years he has contributed papers to journals and made submissions to Government and given numerous seminars on building and construction law.

In 1993 he commenced practice as a solicitor at Parramatta specialising in that area of work. In 1996 he obtained accreditation from the Law Society of New South Wales as an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation Law with a sub specialty in Building and Construction Law. In 2005 he obtained the degree of Master of Construction Law from the University of Melbourne. In 2009 Peter was appointed a Costs Assessor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and in 2013 he was appointed a Member of the Law Society Advisory Committee on Specialist Accreditation and prepared the 2015 Mock File.