Graeme TurnerCONTACT DETAILS
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Barrister: 1987 (Admitted to practise in NSW, QLD, VIC, ACT and NT)
Qualifications and accreditations
Solicitors Admission Board (Dip Law) (1975)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB (Hons)), University of London (1980)
Master of Commerce (MCom), University of New South Wales (1985)
Master of Laws (LLM), University of Sydney (1993)
Resolution Institute mediation accreditation (1997)
Fellow (FCIArb), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1997)
Accredited Bar Association Mediator, Arbitrator and Expert Determiner
Accredited Mediator NMAS
- Estate and Probate Litigation including family provision and wills
- Trusts and property
- Contract law
- Commercial law
- Administrative law
- Alternative dispute resolution including mediation
- Employment law - restraints of trade and confidentiality
- Trade practices and competition (including sale of goods and product liability)
- Building and engineering
- Professional negligence and professional conduct
- Mortgages and guarantees
- Corporations law
After working in the Attorney-General’s department (including as an associate to a District Court Judge) and completing articles of clerkship, Mr Turner was admitted as a solicitor in December 1975. As a solicitor he was employed by Windeyer Dive, Hunt & Hunt, Moore and Bevins and Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst), practising predominantly in commercial, defamation, insurance and general litigation.
Mr Turner was called to the bar in December 1987, and has been a member of 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers since 1997. He read with Mr P Biscoe (later Mr Justice Biscoe), in his reader year.
Mr Turner’s expertise is broad, and as such he is able to appear as an advocate and provide written and oral advice in many matters. However, his principal areas of expertise are in equity, commercial and estate matters.
In the course of his practice, Mr Turner has regularly appeared in the Supreme Court of NSW, the Federal Court and the District Court of NSW.
He has also appeared in other tribunals, including the ACT Supreme Court, the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal, the Family Court of Australia, the Dust Diseases Tribunal, the Workers Compensation Court and in Royal Commissions of Inquiry and in Coronial Inquiries.
Mr Turner has also appeared in the High Court of Australia.
Further information about Graeme is provided in his CV.
Mr Turner completed the Resolution Institute (formerly LEADR) mediation course, and is a nationally accredited mediator (NMAS). He is a Professional Member of the Resolution Institute. He has also completed ACDC mediation courses. He has extensive experience in dispute resolution, having acted as a private mediator on many occasions. Mr Turner has been appointed to the NSW Bar Association’s mediator panel, as well as the NSW District Court and Local Court mediator panels. He has also been appointed to the ACT Local Court mediator panel.
Mr Turner has also been appointed to the arbitration panel for the NSW Bar Association as well as for the District Court and Local Court. He has conducted over 30 arbitrations for the District Court, as well as some for the Local Court and also private arbitrations. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a prestigious world-wide arbitration body centred in London, UK. He is also accredited as an expert determiner by the NSW Bar Association and has acted as an expert determiner.
Mr Turner holds an appointment as a Contribution Assessor to the NSW Dust Diseases Tribunal as part of its statutory alternative dispute resolution regime and as a Senior Member of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
NSW Bar Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History