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Denis Barlin, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Denis Barlin

Denis Barlin Denis has been listed in Doyle's Guides as Recommended Counsel for Australia in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation since 2019 and in the 2022 edition as Recommended Counsel (NSW) in the Leading Tax Barristers list. Areas of Practice Commercial Law Corporations Law Equity & Trusts Superannuation Tax & Revenue Law Qualifications

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Michael Bennett, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett Areas of Practice Administrative Law Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Real Property Law Superannuation Tax & Revenue Law Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) Qualifications Bachelor of Commerce, University of Western Sydney Bachelor of Laws (Honours I), University of Western Sydney Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, University of

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Teni Berberian, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Teni Berberian

Teni Berberian Teni has been listed in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the practice area of Insurance Law. She has been listed in the same area of practice since 2016. She was also listed in the 2019 Doyle's Guide as Leading Insurance Junior Counsel. Areas of Practice Building & Construction Law Criminal

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Tom Brennan SC, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Tom Brennan SC

Tom Brennan SC Areas of Practice Administrative Law Commercial Law Constitutional Law Employment Law Equity Insurance & Professional Indemnity International Law (Public & Private) Trade Practices & Competition Transportation Law (including Aviation & Maritime Law) Qualifications Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National

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Justin Brown, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Justin Brown

Justin Brown Justin has been listed since 2017 in the Doyle's Guide as Recommended Junior Counsel in the area of Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Junior Counsel. He is recognised for the depth and breadth of his advocacy skills, understanding of complex legal issues and strategic thinking. Justin is also a lecturer in succession law

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Therese Catanzariti

Therese Catanzariti Therese has been listed in the Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended NSW Junior Counsel in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation since 2018 and since 2020 as a Recommended Australia Wills & Estates Litigation Junior Counsel Areas of Practice Commercial Law Entertainment Law Equity & Trusts Intellectual Property Wills & Probate (including Succession

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Carolyn Coventry

Carolyn Coventry Carolyn was called to the bar in 2020. Prior to joining the bar, Carolyn worked for a number of boutique, national and international law firms practising in the area of insurance litigation.  She has extensive experience acting for defendants and insurers in public and product liability claims (both personal injury and property damage),

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Mark Darian-Smith

Mark Darian-Smith Areas of Practice Equity & Trusts Banking & Financial Services International Commercial Arbitration & Mediation Commercial Law Building & Construction Law Trade Practices & Competition Qualifications Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Melbourne Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Melbourne Bachelor of Civil Law, Oxford University Professional experience Mark enjoyed a successful career

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Gary Doherty, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Gary Doherty

Gary Doherty Gary is also a Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve (Legal Officer) Areas of Practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Criminal Law Equity & Trusts Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Trade Practices & Competition Transportation Law (including Aviation & Maritime

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Edmund Finnane, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Edmund Finnane

Edmund Finnane Areas of Practice Appellate Banking & Financial Services Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Corporations Law Easements and Covenants Equity & Trusts Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Real Property Law Retail and Commercial Leasing Trade Practices & Competition Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family

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Tanya Harris-Roxas

Tanya Harris-Roxas Areas of Practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Common Law Corporations Law Insurance & Professional Indemnity Qualifications B.SC/LLB, UTS Professional experience September 2017 – April 2018 – Special Counsel, Clyde & Co June 2015 – March 2017 – Senior Associate, McCabes July 2012 – May 2015 – Senior Associate, Kennedys Lawyers October 2011

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Justin Hart

Justin Hart Justin was called to the Bar in 2023 and accepts briefs in all areas of law. He has a particular interest in insurance, professional indemnity, commercial disputes and common law. Prior to coming to the Bar, Justin was a Senior Associate at a boutique insurance litigation firm and before that he was a

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Colin Hodgson, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Colin Hodgson

Colin Hodgson Colin has been listed in the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 editions of Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Junior Counsel in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation in both the New South Wales list and the Australian List. He has also been listed in Best Lawyers in Australia 2021 Edition in the area of Trusts

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Matthew Hutchings, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Matthew Hutchings

Matthew Hutchings Matthew has been recognised in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the areas of: Insurance Law, Medical Negligence, Police Law & Public Law Areas of Practice Administrative Law Commercial Law Criminal Law Employment Law Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors

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Clifford Ireland

Clifford Ireland Listed in “The Best Lawyers in Australia” 2025 for: Climate Change Law (since 2023) Construction/Infrastructure Law (since 2022) Land Use and Zoning Law (2025) Planning & Environmental Law (since 2020) Real Property Law (since 2021) Water Law (since 2022) -  “Lawyer of the Year in 2023 and 2025” Listed in “The Best Lawyers

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Sydney Jacobs, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Sydney Jacobs

Sydney Jacobs Sydney specialises in the areas of commercial equity, including real property, conveyancing, easements, covenants, strata, building and construction law, partnership disputes, insolvency, and leasing. He is also a NMAS accredited mediator, and a BarADR accredited arbitrator and an expert determiner. Complementing his practice as a barrister and mediator, Sydney authors two major loose-leaf

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Laura Johnston

Laura Johnston Laura accepts briefs in a wide range of areas of law.  Her practice focuses on commercial matters, probate and contested wills, general equity and coronial inquiries.  She also acts for a wide range of government agencies on matters of public and administrative law and has particular expertise in national security law.  Before commencing

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Anthony Jucha

Anthony Jucha Areas of Practice Administrative Law Bankruptcy & Insolvency Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Intellectual Property Local Government, Planning & Environmental Law Real Property Law Trade Practices & Competition Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) Work, Health & Safety Qualifications 2009     Master of Dispute Resolution, University of Technology

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Benjamin Kasep

Benjamin Kasep Ben was formerly an Associate Lecturer in Constitutional Law at the University of Western Sydney School of Law. He has also authored and presented the following publications: Stripping the Corporate Veil in Tax Matters (Australian Taxation Office ‘Entity Structures’ Technical Conference, 31 May 2013); Calderbank Offers (College of Law, 25 March 2008); and A Comment on

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Stuart Kettle, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Stuart Kettle

Stuart Kettle Areas of Practice Insurance & Professional Indemnity Mediation Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Qualifications Bachelor of Arts, University of New South Wales Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales Professional experience Prior to coming to the Bar, Stuart was a solicitor and spent 9 years working in London with

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Karen Kumar

Karen Kumar Areas of Practice Common Law Disciplinary Proceedings Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity Mediation Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Qualifications LLB (Hons), Sydney University Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, ANU Bachelor of Nursing (Hons), Sydney University Professional Experience 2019 - present: Barrister, 13 Wentworth Chambers

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Gregory Laughton SC, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Greg Laughton SC

Greg Laughton SC   Areas of Practice Commercial Law (International and Domestic) Construction and Infrastructure Arbitration and Mediation (International and Domestic) Insurance Law Transportation Law (including Aviation & Maritime Law) Qualifications Master of Laws (International Business and Economic Law): University of New South Wales – 2008 Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration: University of New South

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David Liebhold, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

David Liebhold

David Liebhold David is co-author of Wills, Probate and Administration Law in NSW (2nd Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2020). He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the NSW Bar Association and the Succession & Elder law Committee of the NSW Bar Association. Areas of Practice Equity

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Mark McCulloch SC, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Mark McCulloch SC

Mark McCulloch SC Mark has been listed as Recommended Senior Counsel in Doyle’s Leading New South Wales Insurance & Personal Injury Barristers 2017 and recognised in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the areas of Insurance Law & Professional Malpractice Litigation (listed since 2019). Areas of Practice Administrative Law Banking & Financial

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Sebastian McIntosh

Sebastian McIntosh Areas of Practice Administrative Law Commercial Law Employment Law Work, Health & Safety Qualifications Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Australian National University, 2005 – 2010 Accredited Specialist by NSW Law Society – Employment and Industrial Law (December 2016 – September 2018) Professional experience 2013 – 2018 HWL Ebsworth Lawyers – Solicitor, Associate, Senior Associate

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Bill McManus, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Bill McManus

Bill McManus Bill has been recognised in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the area of Construction/Infrastructure Law. Areas of Practice Appellate Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Real Property Law Trade Practices & Competition

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Patricia Muscat

Patricia Muscat Patricia was listed in the 2020 and 2021 editions of Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended NSW Junior Counsel in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation. In 2022, Patricia was listed as Leading NSW Junior Counsel in that area. Areas of Practice Equity & Trusts Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision)

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Julian O'sullivan, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Julian O’Sullivan

Julian O’Sullivan Julian was admitted to practice as a solicitor in March 1996. He worked in the dispute resolution group of King & Wood Mallesons, one of Asia-Pacific’s leading law firms, and in the intellectual property, IT and communications group of Linklaters, a London “magic circle” firm. Julian was called to the bar in 2003. He

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Raphael Perla, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Raphael Perla

Raphael Perla Raphael has been recognised in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the area of Personal Injury Litigation (listed since 2020). Areas of Practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Qualifications Bachelor of Arts (English

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Joishua Raftery, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Joshua Raftery

Joshua Raftery Areas of Practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Common Law Corporations Law Equity & Trusts Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Strata Law Qualifications Bachelor of Laws Professional experience Lawyer – Moray & Agnew Lawyers (2008 – 2012) Senior Associate – Kennedys (2012 – 2014)

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Patrick Rooney, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Patrick Rooney

Patrick Rooney Areas of Practice Commercial Law Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Qualifications Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney Diploma of Law, Solicitors Admission Board Master of Laws, University of New South Wales

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Jackie Sandford

Jackie Sandford Areas of Practice Appellate Common Law Disciplinary Proceedings Equity & Trusts Inquiries, Inquests & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity Mediation Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Qualifications Bachelor of Laws, Macquarie University Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University Professional Appointments & Memberships Director, Barristers' Sickness & Accident Fund Pty

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Nicholas Simone

Nicholas Simone Nicholas has a broad commercial and insurance litigation practice with a focus on contract, tort, and professional negligence disputes. He regularly appears in all NSW and Federal courts and tribunals, as well as in commissions of inquiry and inquests, both led and unled. Nicholas has acted for plaintiffs and defendants in commercial, building

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Geoffrey Rundle, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Geoffrey Rundle

Geoffrey Rundle Geoffrey is an Arbitrator of both the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the District Court of New South Wales. He is also an accredited mediator and a contributions assessor for the Dust Diseases Tribunal Areas of Practice Domestic Commercial Arbitration Mediation Mediators Qualifications Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney Bachelor of

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Jodi Steele SC, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Jodi Steele SC

Jodi Steele SC Jodi is a Senior Counsel practicing in commercial law and equity who has been consistently recognised in Doyles Guide,  Who’s Who Legal: Construction, Who’s Who Legal: Australia and Best Lawyers in Australia as a leading barrister in Litigation, Insurance, Construction Law, Employment and Industrial Relations and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She brings over 25 years’ legal and commercial experience to the resolution of her

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James Thomson

James Thomson James has been instructed in major insolvency matters including Karl Suleman Enterprises, Cinema Plus Group, and Compass Airlines. He is also a regular presenter at CLE events including the State Legal Conference and the Bar Readers Course. Areas of Practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Corporations Law Equity & Trusts Qualifications Bachelor of

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Josephine Thornton

Josephine Thornton Josephine has recently returned to the NSW Bar following her five-years’ experience as a barrister from 2003-2008, at which time she was one of the youngest women at the NSW Bar. In 2008 Josephine returned to practice as a solicitor where she provided her services in intellectual property, insolvency, and class actions; in

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Craig Wilson, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson Areas of Practice Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Family Law Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) Qualifications Bachelor of Social Work, University of New South Wales Graduate Diploma of Couple and Family Therapy, University of New South Wales Master of Social Work, University of New South Wales; Thesis:“Purposeful Conversations: Therapy as

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Michael Windsor SC, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Michael Windsor SC

Michael Windsor SC Areas of Practice Appellate Commercial Law Disciplinary Proceedings Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity Mediation Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Professional Malpractice Trade Practices & Competition Qualifications Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales Master of Commerce, University of New South Wales Bachelor

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Chris Wood SC, Barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers

Christopher Wood SC

Christopher Wood SC Appointed Senior Counsel in 2019, Christopher maintains an expansive practice spanning intellectual property, bankruptcy and insolvency, real property, commercial law and equity. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in Australia Awards since 2021 for Litigation. In addition to his extensive advocacy experience, which includes being an Advocacy Coach for the

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Georgina Wright SC

Georgina Wright SC Areas of Practice Administrative Law Appellate Criminal Law Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Local Government, Planning & Environment Law Qualifications 2005 – Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford 1999 – Bachelor of Laws (Hons 1), University of Sydney 1997 – Bachelor of Arts (French), University of Sydney Professional experience 2003 –

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