About Duffield Solicitors

“My family law matter was made much easier due to the compassion, honesty and support I received from the staff at Duffield & Associates and I thank you all very much.”


Duffield and Associates Solicitors is a Central Queensland family law firm located in Rockhampton.Important matters such as the welfare of your children and financial certainty require a law firm who practices predominantly in the area of family law. Our committed family law practitioners are dedicated to achieving the most desirable outcome for you.

Peter Duffield

Peter is the principal of Duffield and Associates Solicitors. Peter has extensive family law and litigation experience. Peter has five University qualifications including a Masters degree in law and accounting qualifications and has the advantage of being able to use his University qualifications in both law and accounting to benefit his clients.

Peter has practiced significantly in the involved area of family law since 2003. Since 2003 Peter has practised predominantly as a family lawyer representing hundreds of people across Central Queensland as well as interstate and overseas in property, parenting, domestic violence and child support matters. Clients continuously benefit from Peter’s significant knowledge of family law. Peter was drawn to practice in family law as it allows him to apply his vast experience in a manner that assists everyday people through what can be one of the most challenging and stressful times in their lives. Peter assists clients to remain focussed on the “overall picture” and achieving the best overall outcome, rather than allowing matters to become entrenched in the emotional turmoil that family law matters often involve.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Peter worked as an accountant in a national accounting firm. Initially commencing his career as a lawyer in two national law firms in Brisbane and later in Sydney, Peter gained exposure to a variety of very high level commercial work. Thereafter, Peter has practiced predominantly in family law since 2003.

With his previous commercial experience as a lawyer and accountant Peter has developed a particular interest and particular technical skills in de facto and matrimonial property matters, including large, complex matters and large rural property matters. He provides his clients with strategic advice and solutions by analysing complex financial arrangements in consultation with clients’ other professional advisers such as accountants and financial advisors.

Peter is a member of the Family Law Practitioners Association, holds directorships of a range of private companies and is admitted as a lawyer in England and Wales and throughout various Australian State Supreme Courts.

Peter is a passionate family law advocate who, through his accumulated skills and experience, attempts to ensure that every possible advantage available to a client is maximised.