Leading Silks

Bret Walker SC - Fifth Floor St James’ Hall BarristersLeading all round senior counsel in Australia. He is known as the leading legal intellect and advocate in Australia.
Bruce McClintock SC - Sixth Floor Selborne Wentworth ChambersExperienced high quality defamation silk.
James Hmelnitsky SC - Sixth Floor Selborne Wentworth ChambersJames is one of Australia’s leading defamation senior counsel.
John Hennessy SC - 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers 'is an outstanding senior counsel'.
Richard Cobden SC - Nigel Bowen Chambers ‘Outstanding senior barrister. Highly recommended. A leading silk, excellent in copyright and breach of confidence matters for media and computer games clients.
Sandy Dawson SC - Banco ChambersSandy is one of Australia’s leading defamation senior counsel.
Tom Blackburn SC - Banco ChambersTom is one of Australia’s leading defamation senior counsel. He is outstanding.
Georgina Schoff QC - Dever's List BarristersShe has extensive experience in media law. We have briefed Ms Schoff in defence proceedings for a major media client, as well as the ongoing defence of proceedings for a global internet corporation.
Ed Heerey QC - Nigel Bowen ChambersAn extremely accomplished counsel.
David Thomas SC - Sixth Floor Selborne Wentworth ChambersA skilled and hard-working silk, David is also strategic and very easy to work with. A rising star.

Leading Juniors

Lyndell Barnett - Level 22 Chambers 'is one of Australia’s leading defamation junior counsel'.
Sandip Mukerjea - Dever's List BarristersLed by a QC on successful Court of Appeal proceedings for a major media company. Also briefed by us in defences (unled) involving major global internet corporations.
Matthew Richardson - 153 Phillip Street BarristersVery experienced defamation junior. Excellent.

TMT and IP in Australia Bar

Defamation and media law are core areas of work at the Bar. This involves the provision of pre-publication advice in addition to litigation in areas such as obtaining urgent injunctive relief, suppression orders, and the operation of the Shield Law. Related complications involve privacy law, contempt, and privilege. This work is further complicated by the evolving area of such laws in the context of social media and digital technology.