Matthias accepts briefs in all areas of the law.
Before being called to the Bar, Matthias was an Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, where he worked on a wide range of matters in the areas of class actions, securities, white collar crime, antitrust, product liability and general commercial litigation. Prior to that, he was an Associate at Baker & McKenzie in Sydney where he worked in the Energy, Resources, Infrastructure and Corporate group as well as the Climate Change group.
Matthias holds a Master of Laws from Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) and Bachelor of International Studies (Dist) from the University of New South Wales.
Matthias is a member of the Climate Change Committee and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the NSW Bar Association.
Robert accepts briefs in any area of law.
He has a particular interest in matters involving broken promises, disappointed expectations, lies, mistakes, misunderstandings, and misuses of power.
Before he was called to the Bar, Robert worked as a research assistant at Eight Selborne Chambers, a tipstaff at the Supreme Court of New South Wales and a law graduate at Hall & Wilcox.
He is currently completing a PhD at UTS. His research examines whether publishing fake news online to profit via advertising may be treated as a form of fraud. His work has been published in academic journals in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. He has taught constitutional law, criminal law and the law of evidence.
Robert is a Senior Reporter for Thomson Reuters. He reports cases for the Federal Court Reports, Federal Law Reports, Administrative Appeals Reports and Australian Resources Law Reports.
He is committed to providing accurate advice and effective advocacy.
Chantal accepts briefs in all areas of law. She is part of the 7th Floor’s White Collar Crime Team.
Before being called to the Bar, Chantal acted as a Principal and Senior Federal Prosecutor for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, specialising in commercial, financial, and fraud prosecutions and appearing unled in Commonwealth proceedings. Prior to that, she was a litigator at Corrs Chambers Westgarth where she worked on a wide range of commercial disputes as well as Land and Environment Court proceedings.
Chantal holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations) from the University of New South Wales, and was the UNSW Human Rights Fellow to Legal Aid NSW. She has also appeared for Australia before the United Nations in Geneva.
Chantal was the Associate to Justices Jagot, Griffiths, and Bromwich in the Federal Court of Australia.
Stephen has a varied commercial and public law practice. He accepts briefs in all areas of law, with a particular interest in commercial, competition, class action, insurance, and trusts matters.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Stephen was the Researcher to the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales for Justice J K Ward, now President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal, and was a solicitor at Clayton Utz.
Stephen has been widely published on a range of subjects, including diversity in legal education and the profession. He is the co-editor of Current Issues in Competition Law: Context and Interpretation (The Federation Press, 2021) and Current Issues in Competition Law: Practice and Perspectives (The Federation Press, 2021).
Stephen has held several sessional academic positions, including most recently at The University of Sydney. He remains an Adjunct Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia. He is also a Reporter for the New South Wales Law Reports and was previously a Reporter for the Federal Law Reports.
Outside of practice, Stephen is completing his doctorate. His doctoral thesis re-evaluates the law of equitable estoppel, including its relationship to common law estoppels, contract, and unjust enrichment.
William accepts briefs in all areas of civil and commercial law, with a specialism in major infrastructure and construction disputes.
Prior to being called to the bar, William was a Partner in the Construction Advisory and Disputes team at Pinsent Masons in Sydney. As a Partner, William regularly provided strategic advice on major infrastructure and construction projects and disputes, and has appeared in NSW courts, in expert determinations, arbitrations, mediations and before Dispute Advisory Boards.
William has also worked as a solicitor and advocate in the Middle East and was a registered lawyer with the Dubai Legal Affairs Department. He has advised on, and appeared in, major international arbitrations in numerous jurisdictions under the ICC Rules, the ADCCAC Rules, the DIAC Rules, and in ad hoc arbitrations under the Singapore Arbitration Act and the UNCITRAL Rules.
William holds a Masters in Construction Law from the University of Melbourne (Hons 1 equivalent), as well as a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Media from Macquarie University. William earned academic prizes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. William has also studied the Harvard model of negotiation at Harvard Law School.
William is currently studying for his LLM at the University of Melbourne.
William was recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Construction and Infrastructure Litigation Lawyer in 2019 and 2020, and as a barrister from 2021: Leading Construction & Infrastructure Junior Counsel – New South Wales, 2022
David has a BA and LLB from the University of Sydney, including being awarded a University Medal in Philosophy. He also has an LLM from the University of Cambridge and was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal for English Law. David was awarded the Christopher Gee QC Memorial Prize for Advocacy and Evidence for the May 2016 Bar Practice Course.
David principally practises in commercial and public law. David has appeared led in the High Court, and has appeared led and unled in various federal and New South Wales courts and tribunals.
David is a contributor to Robson’s Annotated Corporations Law.
Prior to coming to the Bar, David practised as a solicitor in the Commercial Litigation group at Clayton Utz for 4 years and was the tipstaff for Justice J C Campbell in the NSW Court of Appeal.
David has also been a casual tutor at the University of Sydney in public law, constitutional law and equity.
Nathan accepts briefs in all areas of law.
Prior to joining the Bar, He was a solicitor at Allens and Herbert Smith Freehills working on a range of commercial, taxation, regulatory and public law matters.
Nathan was previously the Associate to Justice Edmonds in the Federal Court of Australia.
Nathan holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) and Bachelor of Arts from Sydney University and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School.
Nathan is also a reporter for the Federal Court Reports and Federal Law Reports.
Nathan was recently recognised as a recommended junior in Doyles Guide’s Leading New South Wales Construction & Infrastructure Junior Counsel – New South Wales, 2021.
Jonathan was called to the bar in 2018 and accepts briefs in all areas of law. He has particular expertise in intellectual property, building and construction, employment and safety, and commercial and corporate disputes.
Prior to being called to the bar, Jonathan was a senior associate at Allens, where he maintained a diverse litigious and advisory practice. He also acted for clients in response to regulatory investigations and prosecutions. He has acted for and advised government departments and private sector clients in a variety of industries and sectors including financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, transport, property investment and FMCG.
Jonathan is a sessional lecturer in law at Western Sydney University where he lectures in civil procedure and arbitration, and work health and safety law. He is also an adjunct lecturer in advocacy at the College of Law. Jonathan is a co-author of Zuckerman on Australian Civil Procedure, one of the leading texts on civil litigation, and a contributor to National Work Health and Safety Law. He is also a headnoter for the Intellectual Property Reports.
Jonathan was again recognised as a recommended junior in Doyles Guide’s latest Leading New South Wales Construction & Infrastructure Junior Counsel – New South Wales, 2022.
Peter accepts briefs in all areas of civil law.
Prior to coming to the Bar in 2015, he was a Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills. As a solicitor, Peter worked on a wide variety of complex commercial matters, particularly in relation to public law, joint ventures, cross-border disputes, corporations law, and gambling law.
Peter has lectured in civil procedure and alternative dispute resolution at the University of New South Wales. He was formerly Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice PA Bergin of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws with Honours (First Class) from Macquarie University.
Shanaka has a BA in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, where he graduated with First Class Honours. He also holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) with Distinction from the University of Oxford.
Shanaka has a diverse practice and accepts briefs in all areas of the law. He has a particular interest in commercial law, regulatory law, and white-collar crime, and has appeared both led and unled in various New South Wales and Federal courts and tribunals. He is valued for his forensic analysis, written skills, and oral advocacy.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Shanaka practiced as a solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in London and Henry Davis York in Sydney and was the tipstaff in the NSW Court of Appeal for Justice McColl AO and the tipstaff in the Supreme Court, Equity Division for Justice Robb.
Shanaka is also admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.