Banco Chambers was opened on 10 March 2005 in the Reserve Bank Building by the Hon. J.J. Spigelman AC Chief Justice of New South Wales. It then consisted of 15 members, made up of 3 silks and 12 juniors.
Banco Chambers expanded in January 2009 taking a floor in Chifley Tower and 15 new junior barristers. Our inaugural Head of Chambers was Justin Gleeson SC, the former Solicitor-General for the Commonwealth. Following Justin’s appointment Robert Newlinds SC has been our Head of Chambers.
Two of our foundation members, Justice Christine Adamson and Justice Fabian Gleeson are now Judges of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Court of Appeal respectively.
Banco has always been and remains a youthful progressive floor committed to providing the highest level of service in the rapidly changing legal market. All of our barristers have superior and specialised advocacy skills enabling them to add value to any case in any court, tribunal or arbitration. Our barristers are also specialists in various fields where they provide sensible, commercial, objective and accurate advice.
We now have over 40 barrister of varying levels of seniority, including 13 of Australia’s leading Silks, Tom Blackburn SC, Peter Brereton SC, Andrew Coleman SC, Sandy Dawson SC, Robert Dick SC, Justin Gleeson SC, Richard McHugh SC, Cameron Moore SC, Robert Newlinds SC, Kate Richardson SC and Ruth Higgins SC, Farid Assaf SC, and Kristen Deards SC.
Our Clerk, Jeh Coutinho, has access to all their diaries and can advise on suitability and availability for any particular matter. Jeh can be reached on +61 2 8239 0201.