Jeremy Giles SC

Jeremy is briefed to advise and appear across a wide range of matters. He appears at trial and on appeal, frequently in complex commercial causes.

In addition to commercial causes, Jeremy often appears in regulatory proceedings arising under the Corporations Act 2001 and the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

Jeremy regularly appears in the Supreme Court of NSW, particularly in the Commercial List, other State Supreme Courts, the Federal Court, the NSW Land & Environment Court, and appeal courts including the High Court. He also appears in other tribunals, in expert determinations and is briefed to advise in matters before the Takeovers Panel.

Before joining the NSW bar in 2006, Jeremy practiced in Perth (1998-2006) and was a partner in a Perth commercial litigation practice (2002-2006).

Jeremy was recently ranked as a leading Silk in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific guide for Commercial disputes, regarded as ‘An excellent commercial silk, super friendly, and very good with clients.’ , ‘is intelligent, commercial and a great lateral thinker’.

Jeremy is consistently recognised and ranked among his peers in Chambers and Partners Global Edition with responses including: “excellent commercial silk”; “extremely popular and hard-working, very capable and brimming with ideas”; “incredible ability to turn things around.” and “at the top of his game”

Jeremy also appears in  Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific, Best Lawyers and Doyles Guide’s Litigation and Insolvency lists.


Mark Dempsey SC

Mark has been acclaimed as one of Australia’s leading Senior Counsel in the areas of major construction, engineering and infrastructure litigation and international arbitration. He also has extensive experience in a wide range of complex commercial and equity cases at trial and on appeal in State and Federal Courts throughout Australia.

Regularly briefed in technically challenging and highly complex disputes across Australia and the Asia Pacific, Mark has represented a broad range of government and leading corporate clients in large scale disputes. His expansive practice has seen him appear in disputes in Singapore and Fiji as well as Australia.

During his three decades in practice as a barrister, 15 years as Senior Counsel, Mark’s clients have derived great benefit from his extensive experience in litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Mark is highly commended for the strength of his advocacy, legal knowledge and expertise.

Over the past several years, Mark has received numerous accolades as a leading expert in Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide, Best Lawyers in Australia, Who’s Who Legal and Doyles Guide.
He is widely regarded as being one of the leading construction barristers in Australia.

Mark also practises as an Arbitrator (he is a Fellow of CIArb, ACICA and AIAC) mediator and expert determiner.