With specialists across the board, Banco Chambers handles a range of corporate crime, including in areas of environment and investigations related to competition. Peter Brereton SC, who appears in cases across all of Australia's courts, has an established reputation as one of the 'younger silks who has established himself as a respected advocate' in this arena in addition to broader commercial litigation. 'A rising star of the Sydney bar' Ruth Higgins SC 'is known for her work in inquiries and corporate criminal matters'. She is especially highly regarded for her competition practice. Clients report that Robert Dick SC 'is our lead counsel' on matters; his broad practice includes appearing in major Commissions of Inquiry including the ICAC public hearings.
Crime and regulatory (including white-collar crime) in Australia Bar
Eleven Wentworth Barristers
Fifth Floor St James’ Hall Barristers
Forbes Chambers has a well-established reputation in respect of all matters that fall under the umbrella of crime. Established in 1989, it now has some 44 barristers whose practices extend to administrative law, coronial and other inquiries, and human rights matters. Murugan Thangaraj SC 'is recognised for his expertise in white-collar crime matters' and has appeared in a number of high-profile cases including one particularly notable case on insider trading. Considered a 'leading appellate senior counsel in commercial crime cases' Tim Game SC's current work includes acting on a substantial foreign bribery matter. Hament Dhanji SC is also considered a 'leading trial and appellate senior counsel for all complex commercial crime cases'. 'Excellent new senior counsel' Simon Buchen SC is noted for his comprehensive practice which includes inquires and commissions; he defends and acts for prosecuting bodies and has a notable appellate practice. The chambers is also home to a number of talented junior counsel including rising star, Georgia Huxley. Ryan Coleiro is the practice manager.
New Chambers offers a wealth of expertise in proceeds of crime litigation and freezing orders, a range of corruption inquiries, and work health and safety prosecutions. Elizabeth Cheeseman SC is acclaimed as one of the set's most accomplished practitioners; she is 'incredibly bright with vast experience acting on complex proceeds of crime and white-collar matters including for regulators'.