Barristers

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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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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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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Barristers

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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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 Edmund is the General Editor of the Company and Securities Law Journal (Thomson Reuters) Edmund is co-author of the following books: Aziz J, El Khoury P, Finnane E, Pleading Precedents (6th Edition) (Thomson, 2009) Finnane E, Newton N, Wood, C, Equity Practice and Precedents (2nd Edition) (Thomson, 2019) Finnane E, Newton N, Wood,

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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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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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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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Barristers

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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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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Barristers

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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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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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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