Bachier Mawassi



Bachier accepts briefs in all areas of law.

Bachier holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Optometry (Hons).
He received numerous academic prizes, including the University Medal for law.

Prior to joining the Bar, Bachier practiced across a wide range of jurisdictions and areas of law, including commercial litigation, property law, tax and criminal law.

Bachier was previously a tipstaff to the Honourable Tobias, Sackville and Campbell AJJA, in the New South Wales Court of Appeal.

Bachier has also previously worked as an Optometrist across Australia in metro and rural practices.

Edward Anderson



Edward practises principally in common law and criminal law. He appears regularly in the Local, District and Supreme Courts of New South Wales, the New South Wales Court of Appeal and the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal. He also appears at inquests and inquiries.

Prior to commencing practice at the Bar, Edward worked as tipstaff to the Hon. Justice Meagher of the New South Wales Court of Appeal and the Hon. Justice Johnson of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He also tutored in Torts, Torts & Contracts II and Civil & Criminal Procedure at the University of Sydney.

Eli Ball



Eli accepts briefs in all areas of civil and commercial law.

Eli regularly advises and appears (both led and unled) in matters before the Supreme Court of NSW and the Federal Court of Australia, as well as lower courts and tribunals. His practice includes general and commercial equity, corporations, class actions, building and construction, insolvency, insurance, professional liability, property, and probate.

Prior to coming to the bar, Eli was a solicitor in the disputes team at Ashurst in Sydney.  He was also previously Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice David Ipp AO at the New South Wales Court of Appeal.

Eli has a Doctorate in Law from the University of Oxford, where he focussed on the laws of restitution, unjust enrichment, equity, trusts, and tracing.  His doctoral thesis, Enrichment at the Claimant’s Expense: Attribution Rules in Unjust Enrichment was published as a book in 2016.  While at Oxford, Eli also completed the Bachelor of Civil Law and Master of Philosophy in Law, and was a college lecturer in contract, equity and trusts, and tort.

Away from the law, Eli is an accomplished marathon butterfly swimmer.  He is the record-holder for butterflying the Rottnest Channel (19.7km) in Western Australia.

Brett Le Plastrier



Brett was called to the Bar in 2009. Prior to this he was a Tipstaff in the Queensland Court of Appeal, and worked as a solicitor in competition law, insolvency, and general commercial litigation.

Brett has a broad practice in corporate and commercial litigation, including building and construction, banking and finance, insolvency, equity, property, local government and environmental law, and intellectual property.

He appears, regularly without senior counsel, in motions, trials, and appeals in Federal, New South Wales and Queensland courts and tribunals.

Due to his experience with litigation in Queensland he is often retained by solicitors in New South Wales to act and advise in relation to disputes in Queensland.

Mark Walsh SC



Mark Walsh was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1994, and took silk in 2015. His areas of practice include general litigation, commercial disputes, contract, tort, medical negligence, professional negligence, insurance law and coronial proceedings. Mark has a particular interest in factual disputes,evidence, causation, statutory interpretation, the operation of WCA s151Z in common law proceedings, collateral source recoveries and suggesting practical solutions to “interesting” legal problems.

Mark is a member of the New South Wales Bar Association’s Costs and Fees Committee. Mark is a contributing author to Thomson Reuters’ Civil Practice and Procedure, including the provisions on evidence and expert evidence in Part 31. He regularly lectures on litigation at seminars conducted by the University of New South Wales, including the Litigation Master Class series.

Some recent cases in which Mark has appeared include:
McLennan v Meyer Vandenberg 2020 ACTCA 7
Leda Commercial Properties Pty Ltd v Brenda Hungerford Pty Ltd [2018] ACTCA 17
Goran Petrovic v Dr Anthony Johnson [2017] NSWDC 205
Read v Burns [2017] ACTSC 184
Hobson v Northern Sydney Local Health District [2017] NSWSC 589
Tuggeranong Town Centre Pty Ltd v Brenda Hungerford Pty Ltd (No 2) [2017] ACTSC 88
Europa International Pty Ltd v Child [2016] NSWSC 923
Europa International Pty Ltd v Child (No 2) [2016] NSWSC 1275

Mark has been recognised in Best Lawyers for professional negligence since 2017 and recently in Doyles Guide for Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Barristers – Canberra, 2020

 

 

Duncan Miller SC



Duncan has over 25 years’ experience in construction / infrastructure, mining, arbitration, planning, commercial, insurance and common law.

His practice is mainly concerned with construction-related and insurance disputes covering buildings, roads, railway infrastructure and rolling stock, mining and manufacturing, processing operations, ports, airports and pipelines, and in planning and environmental disputes for both councils and developers.

Duncan has been recognised as a leader in the field of construction law in:
Chambers Asia-Pacific / Best Lawyers / Doyles Guide



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