Called to Bar: 2007

Darrell Barnett has appeared as counsel, both led and unled, in many cases in the commercial, corporations and general equity fields. He is regularly briefed to advise and appear in cases involving Corporations Act issues, schemes of arrangement, insolvency, alleged breaches of directors’ duties, large commercial, contractual and property disputes and difficult issues of statutory construction, trust law and equity. Darrell has been involved in a number of class actions, including the Pharmacare proceedings arising out of the collapse of Pan Pharmaceuticals and the J&J/DePuy ASR class action. Darrell has made numerous urgent injunction, Mareva/asset preservation order and other Duty Judge applications. He has a particular expertise in federal jurisdiction and judicial power and lectures on that subject as part of the Sydney University LLM program. Prior to joining the Bar, Darrell was a solicitor at Freehills specialising in State stamp duties and the structuring of large commercial transactions in a tax effective manner. Since joining the Bar, he has been briefed to advise and appear in various tax related matters, including by the Commonwealth and the ATO.

Core Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial
  • Corporations and Insolvency
  • Equity/Property
  • Injunctions/Urgent Relief
  • Insurance/Reinsurance
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Law
  • Representative Proceedings
  • Taxation and Revenue


Inquiries to Banco’s clerk can be emailed to Alternatively, please call (02) 8239 0201.


Tel: 8239 0274


Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.