Jonathan Adamopoulos



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.

Jesmini Ambikapathy



Jesmini accepts briefs in all areas of law including commercial, intellectual property, corporations, equity and administrative law.

Jesmini has significant experience in the pharmaceutical and life science industries.
Prior to coming to the Bar, she worked in the patent litigation team of a top tier Australian law firm and as in-house counsel for the CSIRO and two listed global pharmaceutical companies. She was the associate to the Hon. Justice A. C. Bennett AO of the Federal Court of Australia and a Gates scholar at the University of Cambridge, where she completed an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise.

Andrew Byrne



I practise in trial and appellate advocacy for complex and large-scale litigation in the areas of: commercial, equity and trusts; corporations law; trade practices; taxation and revenue; insurance and reinsurance; real property; intellectual property; and public law.

Most of my cases are in the Supreme Court of NSW or Federal Court, including their appellate divisions. I also regularly appear in tribunals (e.g. NCAT) and lower courts.

At the below link is my CV with further information about my background and practice.  It also contains details of a selection of cases on which I have worked at the Bar.

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.

Simon Fitzpatrick



Simon has practised as a barrister in Sydney since 2010.  Before that he worked in New York for eight years, taught at the University of Sydney Law School, and was an associate at the High Court of Australia.

Simon’s practice includes commercial and corporate law, equity, insurance, public law, trade practices, defamation, and intellectual property. He has appeared in representative proceedings (for applicants and respondents), commissions of inquiry (as counsel assisting ICAC, and for persons and institutions affected), and trials and appeals in the Federal Court and NSW Supreme Court. Simon also has experience conducting and acting for witnesses in public examinations under the Corporations Act and Bankruptcy Act.

‘Best Lawyers in Australia’ recognises Simon in the area of ‘Litigation’ (9th ed, 2017 to 13th ed, 2021).

Since 2016, Simon has served as a volunteer Director of the Marrickville Legal Centre. He has also been a member of a Professional Conduct Committee of the NSW Bar Association since 2019.