Michael Wells



Michael practises in commercial law, corporations law, bankruptcy and insolvency, equity and trusts, and taxation and revenue. He has appeared both led and unled in trials and appeals in a range of courts and tribunals. He has recently appeared led in the High Court of Australia and unled in the New South Wales Court of Appeal. He regularly appears in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and Federal Court of Australia and is entitled to practise in all Australian jurisdictions.

Before coming to the Bar, Michael practised as a solicitor in the commercial litigation and dispute resolution groups at Allens and Herbert Smith Freehills specialising in class actions, complex contractual and corporate disputes, and taxation and financial services regulatory investigations and disputes. He was also previously the Tipstaff and Researcher to the President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal, the Hon Justice Allsop AO.

Michael is a member of the Law Council of Australia Taxation Committee, Australian Bar Association Taxation Committee, Tax Institute Dispute Resolution Technical Committee, Tax Bar Association and International Fiscal Association. He is also a member of the New South Wales Bar Association Costs and Fees Committee.

Michael is a reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports, New South Wales Law Reports and Australian Tax Reports.

Quintin Rares



Quintin was admitted as a lawyer in 2012. He commenced practice at the NSW Bar in 2014.

He is also a postgraduate unit of study coordinator and adjunct senior lecturer at the University of Sydney. He has authored a textbook in negotiation.

At the Bar, Quintin has a general practice. He regularly appears in commercial, tax, equity, insurance, maritime, construction, tort and crime matters. He is experienced in representative proceedings.

He has appeared in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Local Court, District Court and Supreme Court (including the Court of Appeal). Quintin has appeared in Commonwealth Tribunals, the Federal Circuit Court, the Federal Court of Australia (including in the Full Court) and the High Court. He has also appeared in arbitration.

A full list of his publications is available here.

Quintin has recently been recognised as Recommended in the latest Doyles Guide Leading Transport Barristers – Australia, 2020

 

Justin Hogan-Doran



LATEST NEWS:

Hogan-Doran acting for Private Equity Investors in enforcement of $392 million ICSID Award against Kingdom of Spain in Federal Court.

Hogan-Doran wins for Hyundai 100% security plus interest for enforcement of Singapore arbitral award:
Hyundai Engineering & Steel Industries Co Ltd v Alfasi Steel Constructions (NSW) Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 1054

Hogan-Doran named in four categories in Doyle’s Guide 2018

Justin Hogan-Doran is a senior barrister with 16 years’ experience at the Australian Bar.   He is recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a leading counsel in four separate practice areas – Litigation (2018), Transport (2017, 2018, 2019,2020), Construction (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) and Arbitration (2017, 2018,2019).  He has been recognised since 2009 in Best Lawyers® in Australia in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Shipping & Maritime, and was named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Shipping and Maritime 2019.

Justin is regularly briefed by interstate and foreign attorneys on cross-border litigation in arbitration, infrastructure and transport disputes.

Justin also regularly appears in arbitrations in Australia and sits as an arbitrator in transport and construction disputes, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

Justin was a Councillor and the Treasurer of the NSW Bar Association in 2015.

Justin is a former officer in the Australian Army.  He commenced his military career as a Commando with the 1st Commando Regiment, and is a former UN Legal Officer at the War Crimes Tribunal at The Hague.

Prior to the Bar, Justin worked as a Banking & Finance Solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King+Wood Mallesons). He was also a Management Consultant in the Financial Practice area of the Boston Consulting Group in Sydney, and Chief Operating Officer of a ‘dot com’ in London. His extensive experience in business and finance makes him one of the most commercially minded counsel at the Australian Bar.

Justin is a long-time lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School in Litigation, Equity, Private International Law and Transnational Commercial Litigation (at Humboldt University, Berlin).  He was the 1998-2000 Menzies Scholar to Oxford University (BCL/MPhil), where he won the John Morris Prize for Private International Law.

Best Lawyers Award Badge

 

Brin Anniwell



Brin was called to the Bar in 2014 and has a broad practice across commercial, public and criminal law.  

 Brin is regularly briefed by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions and has conducted prosecution and sentencing hearings in various courts for drug importation offences, carriage service offences, environmental offences and terrorism offences.  She has run a number of jury trials in the New South Wales District Court as lead counsel and has been led by counsel in Supreme Court and District Court trials. 

 Brin’s defence work includes acting for individuals charged with white collar offences, environment offences and offences against various state and Commonwealth legislation.

 Brin appears regularly for governmental agencies in administrative proceedings and appeals.

 Prior to coming to the Bar, Brin was a Senior Lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor where she practiced predominantly in administrative law, customs and trade law, proceeds of crime and Commonwealth law enforcement.  She has also practiced in banking litigation in the UK where she was a lawyer at Hogan Lovells International LLP.

 Brin has a Master of Laws from the University of New South Wales and was listed on the Dean’s List for Academic Excellence in 2008 and 2011. Brin also has a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Hons) and Bachelor of Finance from the University of Newcastle.