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.

Thomas Liu



Thomas regularly advises and appears in public law and commercial matters. He has significant experience in disputes involving government agencies, regulators, revenue authorities and statutory corporations. His commercial practice includes class actions, corporations law, consumer law and equity.

Thomas also accepts briefs in criminal law matters and is on the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions external junior counsel panel.

Before joining the Bar, Thomas was a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills and Clayton Utz where he worked on tax disputes, corporate regulation, representative proceedings, corporate insolvency and administrative law. Thomas was also a legal officer in the human rights section of Legal Aid NSW.

Thomas was the Associate to Justice Buchanan in the Federal Court of Australia from 2014 to 2015.

Thomas speaks fluent Chinese (Mandarin).

Harrison Grace



Harrison has a diverse practice with an emphasis on commercial law, corporations law, equity, trusts, professional negligence, property, planning and environment law, and public law.  A select list of cases in which he has appeared is attached to his CV, which can be downloaded below.

Before coming to the Bar in 2016, Harrison worked in international arbitration in Singapore for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (focusing primarily upon investor-state and treaty disputes), and in Paris for Allen & Overy (on large scale commercial claims).

Harrison was previously Tipstaff to the Honorable Justice R I Barrett of the New South Wales Court of Appeal.

Harrison holds a Juris Doctor (Dist) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons I) from the University of Sydney. He taught Civil and Criminal Procedure at Sydney Law School and worked there as a researcher. He studied on exchange at Sciences Po, Paris. He speaks French.

Harrison is a contributor to Robson’s Annotated Corporations Legislation. He regularly appears for Marrickville Legal Centre’s youth clients on a pro bono basis. He has adopted the Law Council’s National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy.

Harrison accepts briefs to appear in Western Australia.

Corrina Novak



Corrina was called to the Bar in April 2013. She accepts briefs in all areas of law and is admitted to practice in NSW and Federal courts.

As a solicitor in private practice, Corrina provided legal advice and litigation services in environment and planning matters with a particular emphasis on major projects. Her specialties 
include administrative law and statutory interpretation.

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.

Jason Lazarus SC



Jason was called to the Bar in 2004, after spending a year as the associate to the Hon Justice John Lehane of the Federal Court, and then practising as a solicitor for 5 years in a leading law firm.
Jason was appointed Senior Counsel in 2019.

Jason practises in a wide range of jurisdictions and areas of law, ranging from general commercial litigation and equity to planning and environmental law.

Edward Muston SC



Edward is recognised for his sound judgment and commercial approach to dispute resolution. He has a broad practice with a focus on commercial disputes, insurance, reinsurance, and the law of professional obligations. He has particular expertise in addressing policy construction and other indemnity issues arising in the context of insurance.

In addition, Edward has substantial experience in public law and the prosecution of environmental offences.He appears regularly for governmental agencies in administrative appeals and prosecutions.

Since 2005, Edward has been a member of a NSW Bar Association Professional Conduct Committee and has advised and appeared for the NSW Bar Council in relation to various disciplinary matters. He teaches advocacy, evidence and ethics to barristers and prospective barristers in connection with the Bar Practice Course and Bar Examinations. Edward is an Honorary Professorial Fellow of the University of Wollongong’s School of Law.

 

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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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 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.

  

  

Adrian Galasso SC



Adrian’s practice is focused on and specialises in causes of action in the Land and Environment Court. Adrian also appears in the Supreme Court and other Courts and Tribunals in New South Wales and the ACT in Land Law causes of action, and also in the New South Wales Court of Appeal in Land Law appeals.

The principal component of work undertaken in the Land and Environment Court is in the Administrative Law jurisdiction (Class 4 judicial review). Adrian is regularly briefed in causes of action involving State Government decisions. In addition, a major component of work concerns the compulsory acquisition and land valuation jurisdiction of the Court (Class 3). He is also frequently engaged in the planning merit review jurisdiction of the Court (Class 1), and has acted both for the prosecutor and for the defence in criminal environmental law trials in the Land and Environment Court (Class 5).

Adrian is currently Environmental Counsel to the Environment Protection Authority (December 2013 – current), and was formerly Member, Local Government Pecuniary Interest & Disciplinary Tribunal (May 2007 – 2013) and Member, Aboriginal Land Councils Pecuniary Interest & Disciplinary Tribunal (October 2008 – 2013) until their amalgamation into NCAT.

Adrian was recently listed as Planning Environment Lawyer of the Year 2019 in Best Lawyers latest release

Adrian has been listed in Doyles Guide’s Leading Planning and Environment Barristers – Australia for the past 9 years


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