HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA
FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA
- The Hon J S Lockhart AO, QC
- The Hon I F Sheppard AO, QC
- The Hon M L Foster QC
- The Hon P G Hely QC
- The Hon P Jacobson QC
- The Hon G Downes AM, QC
- The Hon Justice J S Gleeson from 2014 to 2021
The barristers of 7th Floor provide exceptional advocacy and legal advice across a diverse range of practice areas in commercial and public law.
The 7th Floor presently comprises 17 Senior Counsel / Queen’s Counsel and more than 35 Junior Counsel. Our barristers regularly appear in trial and appellate litigation, international proceedings, domestic and international arbitrations, mediations, commissions of inquiry, and proceedings in statutory tribunals.
Briefs are accepted from both solicitors’ firms and corporate counsel / in-house lawyers. Enquiries regarding our barristers’ areas of expertise, availability, and rates should be directed to the Clerk.
Over more than half a century, the 7th Floor has developed a strong tradition of legal excellence, independence and forceful advocacy. Many of our former members have been appointed to judicial office, including:
The Hon Sir Laurence W Street AC, KCMG, QC, Chief Justice of NSW from 1974 to 1988
The Hon A M Gleeson AC, QC, Chief Justice of NSW from 1988 to 1998 NSW