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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 16 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 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.

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.

Ph: (02) 9232 4016
E: brymer@12thfloor.com.au

 

LATEST NEWS

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.
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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

ANTHONY LO SURDO SC APPOINTED TO THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT
7 DECEMBER 2015

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

ANTHONY LO SURDO SC HAS BEEN NAMED AS ONE OF THE LEADING INSOLVENCY AND RECONSTRUCTION SILKS IN SYDNEY AND IN AUSTRALIA
5 NOVEMBER 2015

CHOICE OF MEDIATOR - A BRIEF ANALYSIS
25 SEPTEMBER 2015

NSWCA CONSIDERS CONSTITUTIONAL VALIDITY OF THE LIMITATIONS ON DAMAGES IMPOSED BY PART 2 OF THE CIVIL LIABILITY ACT
BY ANTHONY LO SURDO SC

12 AUGUST 2015

LITIGATION FUNDING REVISITED: BLAIRGOWRIE TRADING LTD v ALLCO FINANCE GROUP LTD (RECEIVERS & MANAGERS APPOINTED) (IN LIQ) [2015] FCA 811
BY ANTHONY LO SURDO SC
11 AUGUST 2015

ANTHONY LO SURDO SC, DR JAMES RENWICK SC AND DANIEL MELTZ ADMITTED TO SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL COURT
31 JULY 2015

MAY v MILITARY REHABILITATION AND COMPENSATION COMMISSION [2015] FCAFC 93
PAUL MENZIES QC AND BRIDIE NOLAN
30 JUNE 2015

REINING IN ICAC’S POWER TO INVESTIGATE: WHEN CAN ICAC INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS INTO THE CONDUCT OF A PERSON WHO IS NOT A PUBLIC OFFICIAL?
20 APRIL 2015

CEPU v QUEENSLAND RAIL [2015] 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

ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN SPORT
BY ANTHONY LO SURDO SC

31 MARCH 2015

ACCC SECURES $2M PECUNIARY PENALTY AGAINST ORIGIN ENERGY ELECTRICITY LTD FOR UNCONSCIONABLE CONDUCT; HARASSMENT AND COERCION; AND FOR MAKING FALSE AND MISLEADING REPRESENTATIONS TO CONSUMERS

DANIEL TYNAN ACTED FOR THE ACCC
27 MARCH 2015

HIGH COURT RULES ON S 588FF OF THE CORPORATIONS ACT
19 MARCH 2015

FORTRESS CREDIT CORPORATION (AUSTRALIA) II PTY LIMITED v FLETCHER [2015] HCA 10 (11 MARCH 2015)

GRANT SAMUEL CORPORATE FINANCE PTY LIMITED v FLETCHER JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION v FLETCHER [2015] HCA (11 MARCH 2015)

THE HON. DENNIS COWDROY OAM QC APPOINTED AS CHAIRPERSON OF THE AEC
18 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

LEGAL PROFESSIONAL PRIVILEGE – COMMUNICATIONS WITH NON-LAWYERS
15 AUGUST 2014

YASEEN SHARIFF FEATURED IN DOYLE'S 2014 GUIDE TO LEADING EMPLOYMENT LAW BARRISTERS
11 AUGUST 2014