Leading Silks

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC  - 5 Wentworth ChambersA preeminent silk in relation to inquiries, investigations and Royal Commissions. Well regarded for her incisive and practical understanding of the financial sector regime.
Bret Walker SC - Fifth Floor St James’ Hall BarristersFormidable intellect and a superb advocate. One of the few leading commercial silks who also has substantial experience in corporate criminal work (both trials and appeals).
Elizabeth Cheeseman SC - New ChambersIncredibly bright with vast experience acting on complex proceeds of crime and white-collar-crime. Her depth of intelligence and experience are complemented by an ease of doing business not often seen at her level of the profession.
Ian Pike SC - Eleven Wentworth BarristersPragmatic and sensible and has strong experience in corporate criminal work.
Kanaga Dharmamada SC - Quayside Chambers 'First rate commercial Senior Counsel with commercial crime experience.' 
Kate Morgan SC - Tenth Floor Wentworth Selborne ChambersShe does a lot of work in the class action defence area and also general commercial work. She is top- notch and a future star. We are currently instructing her on a significant ABC matter.
Murugan Thangaraj SC - Forbes ChambersHighly experienced silk, practising predominately in respect of corporate crime.
Noel Hutley SC - Fifth Floor St James’ Hall BarristersHe is highly commercial and pragmatic, and a fearsome cross-examiner. Particularly sought after for complex regulatory work.
Peter Brereton SC - Banco ChambersIntelligent, considered and thorough. Has the added advantage of being very client-friendly.
Ruth Higgins SC - Banco ChambersA leading commercial silk specialising in competition law, corporate criminal and corporations matters, class actions, energy and media.
Tim Game SC - Forbes ChambersOne of the best criminal silks in Australia.
Brind Zichy-Woinarski QC - Green's List BarristersA leading economic crime senior counsel with prosecution and defence experience.
David Thomas SC  - Sixth Floor Selborne Wentworth ChambersWe rate David very highly for commercial litigation/regulatory matters. A skilled and hard-working silk, David is also strategic and very easy to work with. A future star.
Robert Dick SC - Banco ChambersGreat to work with, has the depth of experience necessary to be able to quickly get to the nub of an issue and provide clear direction.
Simon Buchan SC - Forbes ChambersUp and coming leading criminal counsel. Thoughtful, particularly in the context of criminal cartel investigations.

Leading Juniors

Alan Shearer - Eleven Wentworth BarristersHe is one of the most highly regarded junior barristers in NSW.

Rising Stars

Georgia Huxley - Forbes ChambersA very capable junior counsel for all investigations, inquiries and commercial crime cases.

Crime and regulatory (including white-collar crime) in Australia Bar

Banco Chambers

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.

Eleven Wentworth Barristers

At Eleven Wentworth Barristers, Ian Pike SC's practice includes corporate criminal matters and he is highly recommended for financial services regulatory matters. Alan Shearer is extensively recommended by law firms and has been briefed on a number of high-profile cases.

Fifth Floor St James’ Hall Barristers

At Fifth Floor St James’ Hall Barristers, Bret Walker SC is lauded for his advocacy skills including appellate work in combination with his 'substantial experience in corporate crime'. Also a 'formidable advocate', Noel Hutley SC 'is particularly sought after for complex regulatory work.'

Forbes Chambers

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

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'.

Tenth Floor Wentworth Selborne Chambers

Tenth Floor Wentworth Selborne Chambers is home to Kate Morgan SC who attracts high praise for her 'cross-over commercial and criminal practice'. In addition to her 'strong reputation in white-collar work', she is also noted for her grasp of the intersection between competition and criminal law.