The Honourable Philip Hallen SC

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The Honourable Philip Hallen SC


Mr Hallen SC was appointed as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in July 2010 and then as a Justice of the Supreme Court in November 2012, sitting in the Equity Division, until his retirement.

He was the Family Provision List Judge from March 2013 until February 2020 and then the Succession List Judge until August 2023.

Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court, and since his call to the Bar, Mr Hallen was a member of 13 Selborne Chambers practising primarily in Equity, Succession, Trusts, Commercial & Property Law, and Family Law. He has now returned to join 13 Wentworth as an Honorary Member of the floor.

As counsel and senior counsel, Mr Hallen was an accredited mediator included in the Bar Association’s General Accredited Mediators List. He conducted many, as well as appearing in many, mediations as counsel. He was also a member of the ADR Committee of the Supreme Court for many years.

Whilst on the Bench, he conducted Judicial Settlement Conferences, which he found a useful tool in alternative dispute resolution.

With more than 40 years’ experience in civil litigation as a solicitor, barrister, Senior Counsel and, then Judge, Mr Hallen is available to act as a Mediator and facilitator in Australia.

All inquiries should be directed to email or 0405 005 016