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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.

Our Chambers also recognises the importance of alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation. We have modern sound insulated mediation facilities with 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.

To enquire about briefing a member of 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers, please contact the Clerk, Bob Rymer. Our barristers also accept direct briefs from in-house counsel. In-house counsel seeking to make the most of briefing a barrister directly may benefit from reading our Briefing Fact Sheet.

The qualifications and experience of individual barristers of our Chambers are available on the Barristers page of this website.

Clerk, Bob Rymer
Ph: (02) 9232 4016
E: brymer@12thfloor.com.au

Head of Chambers,
Anthony Lo Surdo SC
Ph: (02) 9223 3181
E: losurdo@12thfloor.com.au

 

LATEST NEWS

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION - AUSTRALIA'S CONTRIBUTION TO REGIONAL JURISPRUDENCE
14 OCTOBER 2016

JOHN T (JACK) RUSH RFD QC, WALTER SOFRONOFF QC AND DR SHANE MONKS APPOINTED VISITING COUNSEL
29 SEPTEMBER 2016

CONOR BANNAN NAMED IN DOYLE'S GUIDE "LEADING COMMERCIAL LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION JUNIOR COUNSEL - NSW, 2016
19 AUGUST 2016

THE CONTRACTUAL EFFECT OF THE CODE OF BANKING PRACTICE: NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LTD V ROSE [2016] VSCA 169 (21 July 2016)
5 AUGUST 2016

ANTHONY LO SURDO SC FEATURED IN DOYLES GUIDE AUSTRALIA-WIDE 2016 RANKINGS AS A LEADING INSOLVENCY AND RECONSTRUCTION SILK
3 AUGUST 2016

ANTHONY LO SURDO SC NAMED AS ONE OF THE LEADING INSOLVENCY AND RECONSTRUCTION SILKS IN NEW SOUTH WALES
8 JULY 2016

YASEEN SHARIFF NAMED AS ONE OF THE PREEMINENT EMPLOYMENT & WHS BARRISTERS IN AUSTRALIA
8 JULY 2016

12 WENTWORTH SELBORNE CHAMBERS CONGRATULATES FLOOR MEMBER JOHN ROBSON SC ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS A JUDGE OF THE LAND AND ENVIRONMENT COURT OF NSW
10 JUNE 2016

ANTHONY LO SURDO SC APPOINTED AN ACICA FELLOW
1 JUNE 2016

ADVOCATE’S IMMUNITY REVISITED AND EXPLAINED: GREGORY IAN ATTWELLS & ANOR v JACKSON LALIC LAWYERS PTY LTD [2016] HCA 16 (4 MAY 2016)
25 MAY 2016

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 [2016] NSWLEC 51
10 MAY 2016

GREGORY SIRTES SC AND ROBERT WHITE APPEAR FOR THE SUCCESSFUL PLAINTIFFS IN GROUND-BREAKING MARKET-BASED CAUSATION CASE
28 APRIL 2016

ANTHONY LO SURDO SC ADR WEBSITE LAUNCH
12 APRIL 2016

ROBERT BROMWICH SC APPOINTED TO THE FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA
25 FEBRUARY 2016

THE HON. DENNIS COWDROY OAM QC APPOINTED AS A DEPUTY PRESIDENT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS TRIBUNAL
25 FEBRUARY 2016

TODD V ALTERRA AT LLOYDS LTD (ON BEHALF OF THE UNDERWRITING MEMBERS OF SYNDICATE 1400) [2016] FCAFC 15 (19.2.16)
24 FEBRUARY 2016

INSURER’S LIABILITY TO THIRD PARTIES: CGU INSURANCE LIMITED V BLAKELEY & ORS [2016] HCA 2 (11 February 2016)
24 FEBRUARY 2016

CIVIL PENALTIES - EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
BY ANTHONY LO SURDO SC AND CONOR BANNAN

5 FEBRUARY 2016