Terry Mehigan SCCONTACT DETAILS
Phone: (+61)(02) 9232 6531
Fax: (+61)(02) 9223 3710
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Silk: Appointed Senior Counsel in 2019
Barrister: 2007 (New South Wales and England)
Solicitor Advocate (Civil): 1995 (England)
Solicitor: 1990 (England & Wales)
Solicitor: 1985 (NSW)
BA, University of Sydney (1982)
LLB, University of Sydney (1984)
LLM, University of Sydney (1990)
- Banking Litigation
- Corporations Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Insurance and Reinsurance
- Intellectual Property
- Financial Services
- Product Liability
- Professional Negligence
- Private International Law
- Shipping and Maritime Law
- Trade Practices
After qualification in New South Wales and three years with Blake Dawson, Terry practised in London for 17 years (mainly as a partner with Herbert Smith between 1994 and 2006) as a commercial litigator and Solicitor Advocate.
In 2007 Terry returned to Australia and joined the New South Wales Bar. He won the inaugural Christopher Gee QC Prize for evidence and advocacy in the May 2007 Bar Practice Course.
Since returning to Australia, Terry’s practice has principally focused on the areas of commercial litigation, arbitration, banking law, insurance and reinsurance, and shipping and maritime law.
Listed as a leading arbitration barrister - Doyle's Guide, Australian Litigation and Insolvency Rankings (2017, 2018, 2019)
"The complete solicitor", Mehigan was lauded by clients for his "ability to understand the ins and outs of litigation" and for his "creative approach to problem solving" (Chambers 2006-7)
"Partner Terry Mehigan is also widely respected in the insurance sector" (Legal 500 (2002-3)) "Terry Mehigan is described by clients as 'very commercial and straight forward'" (Legal 500 (2003-4)). "That the firm is able to handle such a wide-ranging caseload is testament to the high quality of its partners, who include .. Terry Mehigan" (Legal 500 (2004)). Leading individual (insurance and reinsurance) (Legal 500 (2005)).
"Terry Mehigan was singled out for particular praise by clients ..." (Chambers (2004)). Leading individual (insurance) – "level-headed and commercially minded" (Chambers 2005/06).
Terry regularly appears in the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and their respective courts of appeal. He also accepts briefs to appear and advise in arbitrations in Australia and other international seats. For information about selected cases in which Terry has acted please see his CV.
Fellow, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)
Member of the Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
Member, Australian Maritime and Transport Arbitration Commission (AMTAC) Panel of Arbitrators
Pool Member, NBNCo’s (Australia’s National Broadband Provider) Pool of Arbitrators for Access Agreement Disputes
Member, International Council for Commercial Arbitration
Australian Insurance Law Association
Accredited Mediator of Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR) (UK)
Trainer on Gray’s Inn Continuing Education Programme for New Practitioners (Advocacy and Ethics) (2000 to 2006)