12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers is one of the leading sets of barristers’ chambers in New South Wales, with over 55 members including 17 Queen’s Counsel and Senior Counsel.
Our barristers practice nationally and internationally in a broad range of areas and jurisdictions. They have the expertise and experience to appear in and advise on a wide range of matters in a manner that is both results driven and cost-effective. The contemporary values of our Chambers are demonstrated in its barristers, who joined our Chambers from a diverse range of backgrounds. Our Floor maintains a distinct commitment to gender equality that is reflected in its female membership which includes two silks.
Our Chambers also recognises the importance of alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation. We have modern mediation facilities with sound-proof rooms and Wi-Fi capabilities that are available to conduct mediations free of charge for parties who retain our barristers as counsel or as a mediator. Members of chambers are accredited as mediators under the National Mediation Accreditation System and by LEADR/IAMA as advanced mediators. For further information please visit our Dispute Resolution website.
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The qualifications and experience of individual barristers of our Chambers are available on the Barristers page of this website.
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ROBERT WHITE APPEARS FOR SUCCESSFUL LANDOWNERS IN SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS IN AN IMPORTANT TEST CASE BENEFITTING ALL LANDOWNERS OF AGRICULTURAL AND GRAZING LAND IN NSW FACED WITH MINING COMPANIES SEEKING ACCESS TO THEIR LAND TO EXPLORE FOR COAL SEAM GAS OR COAL RESERVES. THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE LAND AND ENVIRONMENT COURT, PRESTON CJ, HELD THAT DRIVEWAYS, PADDOCKS WITH IMPROVED PASTURES, AND AGRICULTURAL LAND WERE ALL CAPABLE OF BEING “VALUABLE WORK” AND THUS FALLING WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF “SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS” ON WHICH THE MINING COMPANY COULD NOT ACCESS WITHOUT THE LANDOWNER’S CONSENT.
CLICK HERE FOR DECISION: MARTIN V HUME COAL PTY LTD  NSWLEC 51
10 MAY 2016
ANTHONY LO SURDO SC ADR WEBSITE LAUNCH
12 APRIL 2016
ROBERT BROMWICH SC APPOINTED TO THE FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA
25 FEBRUARY 2016
DANIEL MELTZ HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS ADJUNCT PROFESSOR IN THE FACULTY OF LAW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY. THIS APPOINTMENT COMES IN RECOGNITION OF DANIEL'S LEADING CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION BOTH IN AUSTRALIA AND OVERSEAS
27 NOVEMBER 2015
CHOICE OF MEDIATOR - A BRIEF ANALYSIS
25 SEPTEMBER 2015
CEPU v QUEENSLAND RAIL  HCA 11 - HENRY EL-HAGE
LED BY SENIOR COUNSEL, APPEARING FOR THE PLAINTIFFS (A CASE DEALING WITH THE CENTRAL ATTRIBUTES OF A CORPORATION WITHIN S 51(XX) OF THE COMMONWEALTH CONSTITUTION AND WHETHER QUEENSLAND RAIL IS A TRADING CORPORATION WITHIN THAT HEAD OF POWER).
8 APRIL 2015
DANIEL TYNAN ACTED FOR THE ACCC
27 MARCH 2015
HIGH COURT RULES ON S 588FF OF THE CORPORATIONS ACT
19 MARCH 2015
WHEN DOES THE FRAUD OF AN AGENT RENDER REGISTRATION OF AN INTEREST IN LAND DEFEASIBLE?
BY ANTHONY LO SURDO SC AND JOCELYN WILLIAMS
10 FEBRUARY 2015
THE HON. BRIAN THOMAS SULLY AM QC AWARDED ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
2 FEBRUARY 2015
12 WENTWORTH SELBORNE CHAMBERS DISPUTE RESOLUTION
24 NOVEMBER 2014
NEW SILK ON 12 WENTWORTH SELBORNE CHAMBERS
2 OCTOBER 2014
11 AUGUST 2014