Robert Stitt QC
Robert Stitt QC is one of Australia’s most senior Queen’s Counsel. He has acted in a wide range of matters including Royal Commissions and Boards of Enquiry, commercial litigation and arbitration, defamation, common law including professional negligence and product liability, and insurance law.
He regularly appears for insurance companies in relation to major claims and commercial disputes in both state and Federal jurisdictions, and is briefed by professional associations including the NSW Law Society, the ACT Law Society, the NSW Bar Association, the Australian Dental Association and the Pharmacy Council in professional negligence and disciplinary proceedings.
For many years he acted for the Australian Jockey Club and the thoroughbred racing industry in disciplinary proceedings. He has an extensive knowledge of the mining industry, and has represented the colliery proprietors in the Judicial Inquiries into the Appin Mine disaster and the West Wallsend Mine explosion. He also appeared for the New South Wales Water Board in the Reynolds Commission of Enquiry into mining under stored water.
He appeared in the Gyles Royal Commission into the building industry, the Court of Marine Enquiry into the burning of the tanker “Cellana”, and he represented the joint venturers in the Enquiry into the 2003 Canberra bushfires. In 2000, He appeared at the Australian Broadcasting Authority’s cash-for-comment inquiry in commercial radio on behalf of the Australian Bankers Association, He has also appeared both as counsel assisting and on behalf of parties in various Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) hearings, including representing senior politicians and ministers of the Crown in the North Coast Land Development enquiry.