Leading Silks

Nicholas de Young KCList G Barristers 'Very easy to work with, considered and with a great manner. Capable of distilling complexity into relatively simple propositions and strong strategic advisor.'
Michael Hodge KC New Chambers and Level Twenty Seven ChambersHe is bright, and gets across material and issues quickly. He is a very experienced and agile advocate.  He reads the court room well. He is an extremely effective cross-examiner who knows how to destroy an expert witness. Michael has established himself as one of the leading silks in competition law in the country.’ 

2023 Silks

Leading Juniors

Shipra Chordia – New Chambers ‘Shipra’s rocketed up as a competition junior over the last few years because she’s very smart, is very interested in and dedicated to the area and works very, very hard.’
Daniel PrestonList G BarristersKnowledgeable and pragmatic.'

Competition in Australia Bar

12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers

12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers has an established practice in competition and consumer law, with floor members briefed by both firms and regulators including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions in the area of criminal cartel offences. Conor Bannan has a broad practice spanning commercial, competition and consumer law, and has been instructed to represent large, international firms. Bannan was involved in the case of Epic Games Inc & Anor v Apple Inc & Anor where he was briefed on behalf of the Apple respondents in proceedings brought by Epic Games Inc over in-app sales bypassing Apple's App Store. Daniel Tynan has expertise in competition law and corporate regulatory law, covering areas such as cases involving alleged breaches of s21 of the Australian Consumer Law and misleading or deceptive conduct in breach of ss18 and 29 of the Australian Consumer Law. Jonathan Clark is another name to watch from the set.

5 Wentworth Chambers

5 Wentworth Chambers handles a combination of practice areas including regulatory matters and cases involving complex competition and consumer law questions, including cartel and abuse of dominant position matters. Catherine Bembrick is regularly briefed by government bodies including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, alongside Alexander Vial who has been involved in numerous cross-border and domestic cases, such as Wills v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission & Ors which concerns the commercial implementation of the Commonwealth’s VET-FEE HELP scheme.

List G Barristers

List G Barristers fields a strong bench within competition law, with names such as Nicholas De Young KC appearing regularly in the Federal Court of Australia and the Australian Competition Tribunal – he has acted in a range of competition matters including mergers and cartel conduct. Daniel Preston was involved in Anthony v Apple Inc & Anor; McDonald v Google LLC and Ors, a class action seeking damages from Apple and Google in respect of loss and damage suffered by consumers as a result of alleged contraventions of competition law by Apple and Google due to imposed commissions on app developers with respect to the sale of apps by developers to consumers. Natalie Hickey is a name to watch from the set.


‘Commercial and sensible chambers.’

Work highlights

New Chambers

New Chambers combines an experienced team of senior and junior counsel to lead on competition cases for a range of clients including foreign states, large multinationals, major domestic companies and leading regulatory authorities. Neil Young KC and Michael Hodge KC are standout counsel at silk level, while Shipra Chordia is a leading junior.


‘Excellent and timely service.’

‘David McLure SC, Michael Hodge SC, Catherine Gleeson, and Emma Beechey are all outstanding in their areas.’