Leading Juniors

William Marshall – 7 Wentworth Selborne ‘Dependable, a solid junior and very considered in his advice. He is a future barrister star.’
Sam McCarthyLevel Twenty Seven ChambersSam has wonderful judgement and skill beyond his years. He is hardworking and in high demand by silk throughout Brisbane.’
Claire Schneider Level Twenty Seven ChambersVery clever and hard working. Delivers quality work on time.'  
Michael Trim Level Twenty Seven Chambers Michael is an outstanding legal talent. He is an excellent advocate, and a delight to work with on a personal level.'
John Ware – Level Twenty Seven ChambersHis strengths include his ability to stay clam and focused in working through each area of a matter. He has a great attention to detail. He is respectful in court and is not provocative or easily provoked. He is always courteous and professional and willing to match your teams needs.’
Philip BambagiottiTenth Floor St James Hall ChambersPhilip has an encyclopedic knowledge of the law and practice, and his recollection of facts and issues is exceptional.'
Matthew HickeyLevel Twenty Seven ChambersMatthew is not only a very good lawyer, excellent on his feet and a fine advocate, he is very easy to work with and is completely unflappable.'
Mark Sheldon - 7 Wentworth Selborne 'Mark is technically very strong, has great advocacy skills, is strategic and commercial, responsive, reliable and gets into the detail of every matter.'

Rising Stars

Construction, infrastructure and property in Australia Bar

12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers

12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers find their strengths within environment and planning, with barristers practising in areas including environmental prosecutions, pollution matters and native title matters. Anna Garsia was instructed by the Department of Planning and Environment in the case of Leda Manorstead Pty Ltd v Dept of Planning and Environment, in which the appellant was convicted by the Land and Environment Court of three offences under s125(1) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, which was later dismissed. Jennifer Single SC represents government agencies and has been appointed as Environmental Counsel to the Board of the NSW Crown Solicitor and the NSW Department of Primary Infrastructure and Industry, whereas Sophie Callan SC is experienced in contamination prosecutions and pollution matters. Jillian Caldwell is noted for her work acting for a range of Commonwealth and State ministers, often appearing unled in superior courts, including appellate matters.

7 Wentworth Selborne

Known for its ‘depth and extent of talent and work in the construction and infrastructure field,’ Sydney-based 7 Wentworth Selborne are prominent in a variety of cases involving construction and engineering. This includes the case of Buildcorp Group Pty Limited v The Star Entertainment Sydney Properties Pty & Anor, in which Brett Le Plastrier was instructed and involved allegedly flammable cladding installed in the Star Casino in Sydney. William Marshall has expertise in major infrastructure projects including those involving airports, hospitals, roads and railways, whereas Mark Sheldon has been involved in cases involving bank guarantees and interim payments under construction contracts with Chapter 5 of the Corporations Act.


‘There is no better clerk in Sydney than Simon Walker, clerk of 7 Wentworth Selborne across the commercial, construction and infrastructure: his service is first class, timely, charming with great relationships with his large stable of 50 barristers, arbitrators and mediators.’ 

‘7 Wentworth Selborne is without peer at the Australian Bar for its depth and extent of talent and work in the construction, infrastructure field in court and arbitration. Pre-eminent silks, strong rank of senior juniors and a swarm of up and coming juniors. Floor ethos is of great lawyers, rigorous and strategic, top experience, hard working, flexible, technically savvy, who make themselves available and fun to work with.’     

‘The members of 7 Wentworth Selborne exemplify the skills of barristers practicing in the Commercial and Construction and Technology Lists of the NSW Supreme Court who are at the leading edge of practice in Australia: huge cases, tightly and efficiently run by excellent judges, with rigour and insistence on addressing the key issues.’   

Work highlights

Level Twenty Seven Chambers

Noted as one of the ‘strongest sets in Brisbane, with many great advocates,’ Level Twenty Seven Chambers has been involved in high value, cross-border and national infrastructure disputes, including those concerning the upcoming Olympics in Brisbane. Alongside this, the set has also been involved in all types of structures and infrastructure, including oil and gas, property, and transport, with barristers such as Shane Doyle KC focused on major construction and engineering projects including CBI Constructors Pty v Chevron Pty Ltd, a dispute over the provision of construction of the Gorgon LNG Project, in which Doyle appeared at the appeal in setting aside an arbitral award. Having practiced as both a solicitor and barrister on construction, insurance and property disputes, Michael Trim has been led and unled across a range of construction disputes including defects, design and issues of variations, with one such example being Australia Pacific LNG Pty Limited v Sooner Insurance Company & Ors, an AU$300m claim in the Supreme Court of Queensland against nine insurer defendants under various policies, following significant alleged damage during the construction and commissioning of the APLNG Project. Claire Schneider is a name to watch for her work in arbitration and energy class actions.


‘Dan Perry is second to none in the Australian market.’ 

‘Dan Perry is a most skilled clerk and a leader in his field.’ 

‘The clerks and practice manager are always helpful and courteous.’