Corporate & Commercial

Our commercial barristers collaborate closely with solicitors and in-house counsel to optimize commercial outcomes in corporate law, insolvency, and restructuring. They represent stakeholders like administrators, auditors, accountants, bondholders, creditors, directors, liquidators, and shareholders, handling diverse legal matters including managed investment schemes, consumer protection, director and shareholder disputes, insurance, contractual disputes, banking, and building and construction disputes.

Criminal Law

Our barristers advise and appear in a wide range of criminal matters including trials, sentencing, appeals and inquiries (including inquests).

Defamation

Our defamation and media practice group includes some of the most highly experienced barristers in Australia in this field. We advise and appear in all Australian jurisdictions, both state and federal, in relation to all aspects of media law, including defamation, breach of confidence, privacy, suppression and non-publication orders, contempt, online publication issues, freedom of information, and urgent injunctions. Our members also provide round-the-clock pre-publication and risk management advice covering all media and regulatory landscapes, offering legal signoffs for film, television, and book projects at all development and funding stages.

Employment & Industrial

Our barristers offer thorough advice and representation in employment, industrial, and discrimination law, with vast experience in State and Federal Courts and Commissions. Our members handle complex cases for senior executives, large institutions, SMEs, trade unions, and governmental bodies, specializing in areas like restraint of trade, unfair contracts, adverse action, discrimination, unfair dismissal, and more. They also provide mediation and expert determination services, ensuring versatile legal support across diverse domains.

Equity & Trusts

Our barristers advise and appear in a wide range of cases in the equitable jurisdiction, including disputes involving shareholders, joint ventures, commercial property, strata title, security of payment claims, injunctive relief (including freezing orders), and other urgent applications. They represent a diverse clientele including property owners, builders and developers, liquidators, trustees, and beneficiaries.

Inquests & Inquiries

Our barristers have experience in Royal Commissions, Special Commissions of Inquiry, Coronial Inquests and other inquiries, both as Counsel Assisting and as counsel for interested parties.